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How Zo Got His Groove Back

OK, so the Heat’s last season was the pits. With a record of 15-and-67, their 2007-2008 effort was among the worst in NBA history. But we shouldn’t be fair-weather fans — instead, we should remember all the things the Heat have given us in the past. That NBA Championship is a good start. Even better: Alonzo Mourning. No other professional athlete has given as much back to South Florida as Zo. Through his personal charities, Zo has gone from defending the paint to defending at-risk families and needy children.

This weekend marks the start of the NBA star’s annual charity fundraising event, Zo’s Summer Groove — a series of concerts, comedy nights, and sporting events scattered across Dade and Broward counties. To help him with his cause, Zo’s enlisted the help of fellow Heat Champion Dwyane Wade, a charitable guy in his own right. Tonight, the pair will host the Heineken ZSG Comedy Show starting at 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live (5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood). The one time foul-mouthed star of Rush Hour and Friday, Chris Tucker, will headline the gig along with Miami-based comic Jay Lamont. Tickets start at $65, and all proceeds benefit Alonzo Mourning Charities and the Wade’s World Foundation, natch. Visit
July 11-13, 2008


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