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Brian Grant
Brian Grant
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Born: 03/05/72
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:254 lbs. / 115.2 kg.
The ruthless, unforgiving disease is ominously creeping more into his life by the day. And yet here is the former NBA power forward/center, excited that he will be calling Suns at Trail Blazers in a few hours as a rookie analyst on Portland radio broadcasts alongside veteran play-by-play man Brian Wheeler. Grant’s enthusiasm for the part-time job is practically bouncing off the walls of a conference room inside team headquarters in Moda Center, his passion at having a new purpose in life unmistakable.
Storyline: Brian Grant Health
He started the Brian Grant Foundation in 2010 to raise money and awareness in the fight against the neurological disease that has no known cause or cure. He needs this. Even if it harms him. “It’s a possibility because stress, anxiety are really killers of the dopamine-producing cells in the brain,” Grant said. “But let me tell you something. I’ve been on my butt since 2006. If I got to lose a few brain cells to be able to live again and feel whole then that’s what I want to do. I don’t want to sit around for another six years or five years. I want to be a part of something. I’d like to be able to earn a living. I’d like for my kids to know — just these games that I’m doing right know I can already tell. My boys are calling me from college and they’re like, ‘Dad, way to go.’ I’m like, ‘Man, I suck.’ ‘It don’t matter. You’re doing things.’ Whereas before, when they were still here, I was just at home, trying to figure out what’s next.
Riley and Anthony Mason had their battles, but there was also much love, which made attending Mason’s funeral last week so difficult. “When one of your players, that you coached very intensely for five years, leaves the planet before you do, it’s like one of your children,” Riley said. “It’s just very hard.” He’s been around long enough to see several other favorites—his Forever Men, from Brian Grant to Magic Johnson to Alonzo Mourning—endure serious health hardships. “When Earvin went down, we thought it was the worst,” Riley said. “When Zo went down, we thought it was the worst. When Chris, you think it’s the worst….So it really affects you.”
Damian Lillard, Miss Oregon 2014 Emma Palett and other Portland Trail Blazers players including CJ McCollum, Dorell Wright, Will Barton and Thomas Robinson were on hand at the Armory Annex building in Portland on Wednesday night to help ring in the new year and party their way into 2015. Lillard said he wanted to put on the event to have some fun on New Year’s in Portland, but also as a benefit for the Brian Grant Foundation. “I’m pretty familiar with Brian Grant,” Lillard said. “I’ve gotten to know him so I wanted to support that. I know with the Trail Blazers being the only show in town pretty much and me being one of the guys on the team I figured I could make people more interested in being a part of it and more money could be donated because of it.”