Martin, Mourning exchange insults

The Nets are struggling, and now two of their best players -- Kenyon Martin and Alonzo Mourning -- are at odds.

Updated: November 21, 2003, 9:06 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Kenyon Martin is right.

Alonzo Mourning can't rebound anymore. At 2.3 per game, he is ranked eighth on a team that is ranked last in the league in that particular category. In the Nets' last game, Mourning had one rebound in 14 minutes as New Jersey lost to New Orleans, 88-85, after being outrebounded 50 to 38, including a 19 to 9 disadvantage on the offensive glass.

But that didn't give Martin any right to look over at a struggling teammate and ridicule him over the fact that not only was he not rebounding this year but that he suffered from focal glomerulosclerosis, a disease that could have killed Mourning a few years ago and nearly ended his career.