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Trade Details

Date: November 3, 1995

Charlotte Hornets acquire

  • Center Matt Geiger
  • Point guard Khalid Reeves
  • Small forward Glen Rice
  • 1996 first-round draft pick


Miami Heat acquire

  • Center LeRon Ellis
  • Center/Power forward Alonzo Mourning
  • Shooting guard Pete Myers

C/PF Alonzo Mourning

Mourning led the Hornets to their first two playoff appearances in franchise history, but when he wouldn't commit to a contract extension, Miami was eager to make a deal. He became the leading shot-blocker in franchise history (1,625 BLK), a five-time Heat All-Star and shot an outstanding 70.3 percent from the field during the 2005-06 championship run.

Alonzo Mourning's Best Blocks, Swats, and Rejections!

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2006 NBA Finals

2006 NBA Finals

After overcoming kidney disease in the early 2000's, Mourning returned to the Heat as a valuable reserve.

SF Glen Rice

Despite only spending three seasons with the Hornets, Rice made a meaningful impact. He averaged 23.5 points per game overall and led the team in scoring during both 1996-97 (54 wins) and 1997-98 (51 wins), the two most successful regular seasons Charlotte has ever had.

Trade's Legacy

The Heat parted with some pretty valuable assets, but they would certainly do the exact same thing again. Mourning's uniform No. 33 is now retired by the team and in retirement, he's still involved in their front office.
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