LostLettermen.com, the college football and men's basketball website, regularly contributes to the Yahoo Sports Blogs. Here's a look at the post-retirement life of former NBA player Brian Grant.
Throughout his basketball career, former Xavier star Brian Grant was a fighter.
As both a two-time Midwest Collegiate Conference Player of the Year and a 12-year NBA veteran with the Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns, Grant was lauded for his tenacious rebounding, defense and unwillingness to back down from anyone. (Just ask Karl Malone.)
Retired from playing since 2006, Grant has taken up a different, much more important fight against Parkinson’s disease, with which he was diagnosed in November 2008. His eponymous foundation shifted its focus in 2010 from an all-encompassing charitable organization to one that “empowers those impacted by Parkinson’s to live active and fulfilling lives.”Read More »from Ex-NBA forward Brian Grant on battling Parkinson's: 'I was just happy to make it through alive'