Brian Grant was an NBA idol, known for tenacious rebounding and a fearless
attitude on the court. During his 12‐year career, he played for five teams and
became a strong contributor to his surrounding communities. Today, Brian
continues to inspire as a speaker, philanthropist, and a patient who insists on
thriving with Parkinson’s disease. His mission is to help people become their
best, even when it seems impossible.
Brian started his career at Xavier University where he was Player of the Year
twice for the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. He was drafted in the first
round, eighth overall, in the 1994 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings. His
career continued with the Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles
Lakers, and Phoenix Suns. During this time, Brian also served underprivileged
youth and sick families in his community. His contributions earned him the J.
Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.