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March 6, 1987 | SALLY JENKINS, The Washington Post
Horace is hardly a name for anyone 6 feet 10, not that Grant is particularly intimidating, either. He's also got a tiny voice that doesn't go with his big hook, and a timid sort of smile that doesn't match his glare on the court. But Clemson center Horace Grant has become a more assertive person this season, and the result is that he perhaps is the Atlantic Coast Conference's most dominant player.
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February 28, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Horace Grant is so enchanted by his adopted home on California's Central Coast that he might be mistaken for a Realtor or tourism-council spokesman. "It's so serene," he says. "It's such a beautiful area. " At the moment, the former Lakers forward is seated in the living room of a rented hilltop home high above Pismo Beach. Out the window on a clear winter day, views of the jagged coastline are magnificent, stretching from San Luis Obispo Bay to the northwest, the shimmering Pacific Ocean dead ahead and, to the south, the Pismo Dunes Natural Preserve and beyond.
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February 28, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Horace Grant is so enchanted by his adopted home on California's Central Coast that he might be mistaken for a Realtor or tourism-council spokesman. "It's so serene," he says. "It's such a beautiful area. " At the moment, the former Lakers forward is seated in the living room of a rented hilltop home high above Pismo Beach. Out the window on a clear winter day, views of the jagged coastline are magnificent, stretching from San Luis Obispo Bay to the northwest, the shimmering Pacific Ocean dead ahead and, to the south, the Pismo Dunes Natural Preserve and beyond.
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June 15, 2004 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
If it's painful for their fans to watch the Lakers stumble in the NBA Finals, it's excruciating for Horace Grant. "One of the toughest, toughest things I have ever, ever gone through in my basketball career," Grant said Monday at the Palace of Auburn Hills, where on Sunday the Detroit Pistons again defeated the Lakers, opening a commanding three-games-to-one lead in the championship series.
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September 12, 2003 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Before his 17th NBA season, Horace Grant arrived again, gathering a chair beneath him amid the calm and Indian feathers of Phil Jackson's office, this time in El Segundo. It was late Wednesday morning, still three weeks before training camp. Jackson had recently come in from Montana, Grant from Orlando, old friends having more in common by the day.
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September 28, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
A Laker team that has always had issues with chemistry--including the addition of the radioactive Isaiah Rider this summer--just brought in one of the most stable elements on the periodic table. Horace Grant is like argon--barely noticeable, but handy (it's used as the filler in lightbulbs.) He brings no agenda other than what's best for the team. He already has accomplished everything a player entering the NBA seeks: championships, personal accolades, big money.
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November 3, 1994 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They don't build dynasties the way they used to. Scene 1: Here's General Manager Pat Williams of the Orlando Magic sticking in his thumb and pulling out the plum of the 1992 draft, 20-year-old Shaquille O'Neal. Scene 2: Here's O'Neal, 21, tooling around Los Angeles the summer after his first NBA season in the car he garages here just so he can have wheels whenever he's in town.
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May 12, 2001
LAKERS 2 Derek Fisher 3 Devean George 4 Ron Harper 5 Robert Horry 8 Kobe Bryant 10 Tyronn Lue 17 Rick Fox 20 Brian Shaw 34 Shaquille O'Neal 35 Mark Madsen 40 Greg Foster 54 Horace Grant KINGS 4 Chris Webber 5 Hedo Turkoglu 13 Doug Christie 15 Darrick Martin 16 Peja Stojakovic 20 Jon Barry 21 Vlade Divac 24 Bobby Jackson 25 Nick Anderson 31 Scot Pollard 51 Lawrence Funderburke 55 Jason Williams
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May 21, 1996 | MARK HEISLER
Orlando Coach Brian Hill said Horace Grant, who hyperextended his left elbow Sunday in a collision with teammate Shaquille O'Neal, will sit out tonight's Game 2 and is only "50-50" for Game 3 on Saturday in Orlando. Grant started this series averaging 15 points and shooting 65% in the playoffs. A year ago, he averaged 18 points in the series against the Bulls. Orlando will start Jon Koncak in Grant's place.
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April 8, 2004 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Horace Grant was unable to endure his scheduled rehabilitation program Wednesday morning, a setback for the Laker forward who hopes to participate in the playoffs despite an injured hip. Told nearly three weeks ago that the torn labrum required surgery, Grant hoped to recover enough by mid-April to play short spans in the playoffs. He planned to undergo surgery when the season was over. But the pain has returned.
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March 20, 2004 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Horace Grant will try to play near the end of the regular season and in the playoffs despite a hip injury that can be repaired only by surgery, Dr. Joseph McCarthy said Friday. McCarthy, an arthroscopic surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, examined Grant on Friday and confirmed a tear in the front of the labrum, an injury, McCarthy said, "that does not generally repair itself." If Grant had surgery immediately, he probably would not be able to return for the playoffs.
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March 16, 2004 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Horace Grant has been told he could be out six weeks or more because of torn cartilage in his right hip, a Laker official said Monday. The Laker forward is scheduled to be examined by a specialist Wednesday. Still, Grant predicted Monday he would play again this season, though he granted it might not be before the playoffs, and perhaps not in the early rounds. "Knowing me," he said, "I'm expecting to play again."
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January 21, 2004 | Tim Brown and Lonnie White, Times Staff Writers
Horace Grant said he planned to join the Lakers on Friday in Salt Lake City and be available when they play the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. Grant has missed the last three games tending to his ailing father, Harvey, in Sparta, Ga. He intends to miss two more, tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies and Thursday against the Dallas Mavericks, while his father undergoes further testing. He left the club Jan.
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December 30, 2003 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Maybe Gary Payton had hoped to finish his career in Seattle, an end-to-end, jersey-in-the-rafters, bust-in-the-lobby SuperSonic. Those who know him -- George Karl, for one -- believe he did. But, that dissolved with the change in ownership in Seattle, the contract extension that never came, new owner Howard Schultz's supposed fascination with Jason Kidd and Payton's being traded to Milwaukee, ending a relationship that began with the 1990...
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December 29, 2003 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Shaquille O'Neal was struck hard in the face at least twice, probably more. He was spun and hacked and held, and sometimes the referees saw and sometimes they did not. "It's all right," he said. "Don't hurt." He wiped his face, and tucked in his jersey, and dutifully trudged to the free-throw line on a night they weren't falling from there. At the end of four losses in six games, of two weeks of indecipherable basketball, it was O'Neal who took the Lakers from dreadful to good enough, who allowed them to win while playing at something less than their best.
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May 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Horace Grant of the Chicago Bulls and Alvin Robertson of the Milwaukee Bucks have been fined $5,000 each for throwing punches during a playoff game, the NBA said Friday. Ten other players involved in Thursday night's altercation in Milwaukee were fined a total of $9,000. The Bucks' Greg Anderson was fined $3,500 for starting the incident by throwing an elbow at the Bulls' Ed Nealy, and Chicago's Michael Jordan was fined $1,500 for pushing Anderson.
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August 2, 2003
Much thanks to Mark Madsen for the several scrappy seasons he gave the Laker Nation. He may not have been the most adept player skill-wise, but to me and millions of other Laker fans, he had the most incomparable work ethic. Bench or not, he always found a way to pump up the team. Crashing a timely board here and there, diving for loose balls as if his life depended on it, and mixing it up with his future teammate Kevin Garnett in the playoffs this past April is what I'll most remember.
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December 29, 2003 | J.A. Adande
The Seattle newspaper writers showed up at Staples Center last night, there to talk to Horace Grant about the season he spent with the SuperSonics four years ago. For a moment, Grant even bought it. "You had me going there," he said. They came to interview Gary Payton, of course, because the longtime core of the SuperSonics will play his first game at KeyArena in a visitors' uniform on Friday. That's the story. Not Grant. Never Grant. Sunday night was Grant's best offensive output of the season, but that was lost amid the Lakers' easy 105-82 victory over the Boston Celtics, a shooting breakthrough for Derek Fisher and a milestone for Shaquille O'Neal.
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December 24, 2003 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Karl Malone told team officials that his knee was improved Tuesday and was convincing enough to stay off the injured list. Instead, the Lakers discovered tendinitis in one of Jannero Pargo's knees, activated rookie forward Brian Cook and continued to hope Malone would require fewer than five games to return to their lineup. Coach Phil Jackson said that Malone had "improved dramatically," a description tempered by team officials. Malone will take daily treatment for his sprained right medial collateral ligament and be examined by team physicians Monday.
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