Happy 4th of July & Birthday to Horace Grant
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.
HORACE GRANT STORIES
Here’s Grant in a recent great interview with Bill Simmons talking about all the great stories he has about Jordan, Shaq and Kobe.