Horace Grant was born July 4, 1965.

Grant was selected 10th overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 1987 NBA draft after being named ACC player of the year in his final season at Clemson.

After spending his first year in the league as a backup, Grant started all 79 games he played the following season as the Bulls traded Charles Oakley to New York for center Bill Cartwright. In his first season as a starter, Grant put up 12 points per game on 51.9 percent shooting from the field and averaged 8.6 rebounds.

Grant quickly earned a reputation for being one of the league's best defenders, as he was selected to four NBA All-Defensive second teams.

Grant was part of the Bulls' first three-peat with titles in 1991, 1992 and 1993.

Grant's lone All-Star Game selection came in 1993-94, a season in which he posted career-high averages of 15.1 points, 11 rebounds and 3.4 assists.

Grant then left Chicago as a free agent and joined the Orlando Magic, teaming up with Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway.

Grant had a successful career with the Magic, helping them reach the 1995 NBA finals, where they lost to a more experienced Houston Rockets team led by legendary center Hakeem Olajuwon.

Grant spent five seasons with the Magic, until he was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in 1999. He spent one year with the Sonics when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in a three-team trade that sent Glen Rice of the Lakers to the Knicks, and Patrick Ewing of the Knicks to the Sonics.

Grant won one more title with the Lakers in 2001, just before deciding to play his final season in Orlando in 2002.

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