Brian Grant

Brian Wade Grant ( born March 5, 1972 in Columbus, Ohio ) is a former American professional basketball player. Grant played from 1994 to 2006 in the NBA.


Grant played four years for the Xavier University before he was selected in the NBA Draft 1994 eighth of the Sacramento Kings. The Kings Grant convinced immediately and was elected to the " NBA All- Rookie First Team". 1997 Grant signed a contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. For the Blazers, he established himself immediately as -starting power forward and formed with players such as Arvydas Sabonis, Isaiah Rider, Rasheed Wallace and Damon Stoudamire a highly talented starting lineup that struggled through 1999 and 2000 to the Conference the Western Conference Finals. In 2000 he signed a contract with the Miami Heat. The management of the Heat was criticized for Grant as a highly doped contract of 86 million U.S. dollars for seven years to have given. Pat Riley defended the obligation. Grant played yet in 2000/ 01 his best season, scoring 15.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

2004 Grant was then transferred together with Lamar Odom and Caron Butler to the Los Angeles Lakers. In return, Shaquille O'Neal moved to Miami. Grant was at the Lakers did not prevail and was released after one season. In 2005 the veteran signed with the Phoenix Suns. When NBA Draft 2006 Grant, was sent together with the draft rights to Rajon Rondo, the Boston Celtics. On 27 October 2006 he was released and announced shortly after his retirement from professional sports.

During his twelve year career Grant scored 10.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.


Grant is known for his strong social commitment. He awarded the 1999 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. In November 2008, the Parkinson 's disease was found in Grant. Following discussions with Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali to Grant decided to make public the disease in 2009.