Happy 4th of July & Birthday to Horace Grant

Published on July 4th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 1,351 views


Happy 4th of July and Birthday to Horace (& his twin brother Harvey) Grant – owner of 4 NBA championships and the coolest collection of sports goggles ever.

I’m still upset it’s 4 and not 5.  Robert Horry once told me he took the 1995 NBA Finals personally because NBC did a report card comparison of the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic and the only big match up edge went to Orlando as they gave Horace Grant an “A” and Horry a “C.”  Horry ended up setting a couple of NBA Finals records and was second in Finals MVP votes as he won his 2nd ring.

Grant would have to wait 5 more years until he and Shaq won a championship together and picked up his 4th ring. Kobe and Shaq always get all the credit but you have to give major props to Grant for guarding Rasheed Wallace/Sabonis then Chris Webber then Tim Duncan during the 2001 NBA playoffs.


Here’s Grant in a recent great interview with Bill Simmons talking about all the great stories he has about Jordan, Shaq and Kobe.






About the Author

David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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