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Horace Grant is a 6'10", 215 lb. Forward-Center from Clemson University who played for the Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Seattle SuperSonics, and Los Angeles Lakers. His nickname was the General. Grant was born in Augusta, Georgia and attended high school at Hancock Central in Sparta, Georgia. He went on to Clemson University. He was drafted 10th overall in the 1987 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. In 1989 Grant began to be in the starting lineup once Charles Oakley was traded to the New York Knicks. From 1990-1993 Grant helped the Bulls win three consecutive NBA championships. Then Michael Jordan retired for the first time. During the 1993-94 season Grant made the All-Star Team. During the playoffs the Bulls would advance to the second round, but lose to the Knicks in seven games. On September 19, 1994 he signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Orlando Magic. The Magic would advance to the NBA Finals in 1995 but lost to the Houston Rockets in four games. On June 30, 1999 he was traded by the Orlando Magic with a 2000 second round draft pick (Olumide Oyedeji) and a 2001 second round draft pick (Bobby Simmons) to the Seattle SuperSonics for Dale Ellis, Don MacLean, Corey Maggette, and Billy Owens. After one season with the Sonics, Grant was traded on September 20, 2000 as part of a four-team trade. He was traded by the Sonics with Emanual Davis, Greg Foster, and Chuck Person to the Los Angeles Lakers; the Lakers traded Travis Knight, Glen Rice, and a 2001 first round draft pick (Jamaal Tinsley) to the New York Knickerbockers; the Knicks traded Chris Dudley and a 2001 first round draft pick (Jason Collins) to the Phoenix Suns; the Knicks also traded Patrick Ewing to the Seattle SuperSonics; and the Phoenix Suns traded Luc Longley to the New York Knicks. That year with the Lakers Grant would win another NBA championship. Horace decided to leave the Lakers after that season and signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on July 19, 2001. During his second season back with the Magic he was cut by the coach (Doc Rivers). After being cut he decided to retire. Once the 2003-04 season rolled around Grant came back for one more season, signing as a free agent with the Lakers on July 29, 2003. Horace Grant ended his career as a four-time NBA champion, four-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team, and one-time NBA All-Star. 


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