Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning and wheelchair basketball star and CUNY student-athlete Chris Saint-Remy battled it out
NEW YORK, /CJsGO News/ — Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning and wheelchair basketball star and CUNY student-athlete Chris Saint-Remy battled it out in an impressive display of basketball shooting skills at the Guardian Life H-O-R-S-E game during half-time of the Nov. 21 Georgetown-Texas game.
Basketball legend Alonzo Mourning partners with Guardian Life to showcase that disability is not inability during a game of HORSE with wheelchair basketball star Chris Saint-Remy of CUNY during the 2K Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 in New York. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for Guardian Life Insurance)
This competition, sponsored by Guardian Life, was one of the highlights of the 2K Empire Classic Tourney held at Madison Square Garden Nov. 21-22, which benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. Guardian Life was a proud sponsor of the 2K Empire Classic and as part of their Equal & Able Partnership with former disability insurance client Dr. Feranmi Okanlami, they organized the half-time exhibition to show everyone that disability does not mean inability.
Mourning, who is a graduate of Georgetown University, and Saint-Remy, who is a top recruit for the CUNY Inclusive Sports Basketball team, used impressive outside shooting and trick shot skills during the competition. In the end, Chris won in a close and hard-fought shooting exhibition that inspired hoop fans at the sold-out Madison Square Garden.
About the players in the Guardian Life H-O-R-S-E Shootout
- Alonzo Mourning, Basketball Hall of Famer, Pro Champion (Miami Heat 2006) and Georgetown alum. During his career, he suffered from a serious kidney disease which led to a kidney transplant. After the transplant, he returned to pro basketball and won a championship.
- Chris Saint-Remy, Championship Wheelchair basketball player for Nassau Kings and 2017 Sapolin Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Champ and Tourney MVP. He is the first recruit for CUNY Inclusive Sports Basketball team and starts play in 2020.
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