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Encyclopedia > Horace Grant
Horace Grant
Position Power forward
Nickname "The General"
Height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born July 4, 1965 (1965-07-04) (age 42)
Flag of Georgia (U.S. state) Augusta, Georgia
College Clemson
Draft 10th overall, 1987
Chicago Bulls
Pro career 1987–2004
Awards 4-Time NBA All-Defensive Second Team (92-93, 93-94, 94-95, 95-96)
NBA All-Star (93-94)

Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965 in Augusta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player. He attended and played college basketball at Clemson University, before playing professionally in the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he became a 4-time NBA champion. Horace Grant is the twin brother of Harvey Grant, who also played in the NBA. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia_(U.S._state). ... Nickname: Motto: We feel Good Location of the consolidated areas of Augusta and Richmond County in the state of Georgia. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... 1987 NBA Draft - 22 June 1987 - New York City, New York See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: We feel Good Location of the consolidated areas of Augusta and Richmond County in the state of Georgia. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Fraternal twins at two weeks old. ... Harvey Grant (born July 4, 1965 in Augusta, Georgia) is a former National Basketball Association basketball player, and the identical twin brother of Horace Grant, also a former NBA player. ...


Horace Grant was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 10th overall pick of the 1987 NBA Draft. The 6' 10" power forward immediately teamed with Scottie Pippen to form the Bulls' forward tandem of the future, although he initially backed up Charles Oakley, one of the league's premier rebounders and post defenders. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 1987 NBA Draft - 22 June 1987 - New York City, New York See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players... Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a 6 9 former professional basketball player who played power forward and gained fame in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks in the early 1990s. ...


In 1989, Grant moved into the starting lineup when Oakley was traded to the New York Knicks for center Bill Cartwright. He immediately became the Bulls' main rebounder, and established himself as the Bulls' third scoring option after Michael Jordan and Pippen, forming one of the league's best trios. Grant was a notably good defensive player which is witnessed by his four NBA All-Defensive Team selections.[1] He helped Chicago win three consecutive NBA championships (1990-91, 1991-92, and 1992-93). Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... James William Bill Cartwright (born July 30, 1957 in Lodi, California) is a retired American NBA basketball player, a 71 (2. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ... The 1990-91 NBA Season was the 45th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1991-92 NBA Season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1992-93 NBA Season was the 47th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


After Jordan retired following the 1992-93 season, Grant became the number two star behind Pippen, and helped the Bulls push the Knicks to seven games in the second-round playoff series before being defeated. In the offseason, however, he left the Bulls as a free agent and joined the young and rising Orlando Magic, led by young phenoms Shaquille O'Neal and Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway. Grant helped the Magic reach the 1995 NBA Finals, where they were swept in four games by the more experienced Houston Rockets. Grant spent the next several seasons with the Magic, until he was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics just before start of the 1999-2000 season. In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), frequently referred to simply as Shaq (pronounced shack), is an American professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Anfernee Deon (Penny) Hardaway (born July 18, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee) is a 6 7 (2. ... The 1995 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1994-95 NBA season. ... Sweep may be any of the following: Look up Sweep in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1999-2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


After one year with the Sonics, he was involved in a three-way trade in which Glen Rice of the Los Angeles Lakers was sent to New York, Patrick Ewing of the Knicks was sent to Seattle, and Grant to the defending champion Lakers. He helped them win another championship in 2000-01, but in the offseason decided to leave Los Angeles and sign back with the Magic. Grant was cut by the Magic after being called a "cancer" to the team by then-coach Doc Rivers.[2] He retired at the beginning of the 2002-03 season, but briefly returned to the Lakers in the summer of 2003. Glen Anthony Rice (born May 28, 1967 in Flint, Michigan) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-born American former professional basketball player. ... The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... The 2002-03 NBA season is the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Grant was known as a strong defender and rebounder who could also provide a consistent source of points. He was easily recognizable by many NBA fans because of his trademark protective goggles. Watersport goggles Blowtorching goggles and safety helmet Goggles and safety glasses are forms of protective eyewear that usually enclose or protect the eye area in order to prevent particulates or chemicals from striking the eyes. ...


Trivia

  • His nickname was "The General", alluding to American Union general Ulysses S. Grant.
  • Grant was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Clemson.
  • Grant is alluded to in the 1998 Puff Daddy song "It's All About the Benjamins."
  • In 1995, when the Magic made their run to the NBA Finals, a giant replica of Grant's trademark goggles was placed on the dome of City Hall in downtown Orlando.

Grant currently resided in Nipomo, CA Ulysses S. Grant[2] (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American general and the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an American record producer and CEO and founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, one of the driving forces in hip hop in the mid to late 1990s. ... Single cover Its All About The Benjamins is best known as the fourth single released from the Puff Daddy album No Way Out. ...


Notes

  1. ^ nba.com/history, NBA POSTSEASON AWARDS All-Defensive Teams, nba.com/history, accessed J24 April 2007
  2. ^ "Rivers says cancer had to be cut from team", espn.go.com, 11 December 2001, accessed 24 April 2007.

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Horace Grant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (441 words)
Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965 in Augusta, Georgia) is a former NBA basketball player, and the twin brother of Harvey Grant, also a former NBA player.
Grant spent the next several seasons with the Magic, until he was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in 1999.
Grant was cut by the Magic after being called a 'cancer' to the team by then-coach Doc Rivers[1].
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