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Brian Wade Grant was born on 5 March 1972, in Columbus, Ohio USA, and is a retired professional basketball player, best known to have played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 12 seasons as a power forward and center. He played with five teams, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Brian Grant? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $52 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional basketball. He played for teams such as the Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, and the Los Angeles Lakers. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Brian Grant Net Worth $52 million
Brian attended Georgetown High School and during his time there played basketball, but wasn’t noticed very much until he was scouted by Xavier University. He attended Xavier and his popularity started to increase in playing four seasons with the school, becoming second on the all-time leading scorers’ list. He became the Midwest Collegiate Conference Player of the Year twice, while lead the Musketeers in rebounding.
Grant joined the 1994 NBA draft and was selected by the Sacramento Kings as the eighth overall pick. He played a lot of games during his rookie season and would play most of the season’s games during his sophomore years. After losing to the Seattle SuperSonics in the first round of the play-offs, he was given a five-year $29 million contract which increased his net worth significantly. However, after an injury filled 1996 season, he was opted out of his deal.
This proved good for Brian, as he was signed to the Portland Trailblazers with a six-year $56 million contract which build his net worth even further. The Trailblazers would reach the play-offs, but would lose to the Los Angeles Lakers. In 1998, the NBA had a shortened lockout season, and the Trail Blazers would win the Pacific Division, and reach the Western Conference Finals but lost against the San Antonio Spurs. In 1999, he went on to have a bench role, with all-star Rasheed Wallace becoming a starter. They reached the play-offs once again, reaching the Western Conference Finals and playing seven games against the Los Angeles Lakers before losing. He then opted out of his deal to become a free agent.
Grant next signed a 7-year $86 million deal with the Miami Heat. He put up a career best season, and Miami would win 50 games before getting swept in the first round of the playoffs against the Charlotte Hornets. In 2001, the Heat failed to reach the post-season, but in 2003, Miami would reach the play-offs once again, losing against the Indiana Pacers in the second round. In 2004, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers and would play one season with them, posting career low averages, so he was released, and signed with the Phoenix Suns. He played a few games for the team in reaching the Western Finals which they lost against the Dallas Mavericks. He was then traded to the Boston Celtics, but after he was waived, he officially announced his retirement.
For his personal life, it is known that Brian is married to Gina, and they have seven children. He does a lot of charity work, working in various cities. He became a spokesperson for Ronald McDonald House Charities, and also started his own foundation to assist ill children and under-privileged youth. In 2008, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and was supported by Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox. The Brian Grant Foundation then started to focus on Parkinson’s disease, helping with education and awareness. The foundation has collaborated with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.
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