Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 10:40 am  |  32 responses

For Old Time’s Sake: Horace Grant

Horace Grant was probably known for his goggles more than his play even though he had great ability on the court and huge impact on multiple Championship teams. Grant was drafted 10th overall by the Bulls in the ’87 Draft (same year as Pippen) and backed up Charles Oakley for a few years until Oak was traded to the Knicks in ’89. He quickly became Chicago’s best rebounder and post defender and played a vital role in the Bulls 3 Championship Titles from ’91-93. Grant signed with the Magic after the ’94 season where he joined Penny and Shaq Diesel in their quest for a Chip. The Magic got to the Finals in ’95 but fell to Hakeem the Dream and the Rockets. Grant would get another Title with the Lakers in ’01 and then retired in ’04. His career averages were just about 11 pts and 8 rbs over a 17-year career. Shout out to Harvey Grant, Horace’s identical twin, and thanks to Misiek for the mix.


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  • JTaylor21

    Damn, the late 80s and early 90s bulls probably had the most athletic PF/SF/SG combo of all-time. Damn 90s Bulls YOU SCARY.

  • The Philosopher

    Great video.
    To those who may feel that Kobe Bryant is a better passer than Michael, it may behoove them to study AND analyze this video.
    Shout out to Daron Blaylock.

  • paush

    i used to think him and tommy from ‘martin’ were the same dude

  • http://twitter.com/FromDowntown Freddy

    Horace will always be one of my favorite Bulls. Hard Hat lunch bucket guy, gotta appreciate those skills.

  • Airswade

    @The Philosopher. Co-sign. All but three of the assists he scored on from on this clip are from M.J.

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    kinda disappointed that the video didn’t display the most memorable facet of Grant’s game: his midrange J. Man that was money everytime he let it fly.

  • Yann Blavec

    The first action shown was at the half-time of NBA JAM.

  • abaci

    Great mix. Can anyone help me out with info on the song ?

  • JTaylor21

    What gets lost in the shuffle was that the Bulls were one of the most unselfish teams of all-time, they rarely took bad shots and moved the ball around with precision.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Rocked the goggles with the best of ‘em!

  • hammer

    @ paush:”Cole. U stupid” Ha ha!

  • Marcos

    Ho Grant was no slouch.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Jordan took lots of bad shots.
    Horace didn’t develop the mid range as a true weapon until he went to Orlando.

  • nella

    Nice mix – all pulled from the first 3 bulls championship videos.

    I’ve seen each of these plays a hundred times and it never gets old.

    MJ looking like Magic with some of those passes. Co-sign on the Philosopher as well.

  • http://www.eetg.net allen3

    I do not understand why Grant was not at those MJ and PIP hof ceremony what happen between them
    I think he deserves a little more recognition from these 2 guys

  • http://www.mymimblueprint.com/mabuie thecomputerdude

    @abaci. The song is called “Living Proof” by the Group Home.

  • dmoore

    so under rated, ran the floor, finished at the basket, boards, post defense, back to the basket scoring, playing with mike and scottie is gonna leave you under a huge shadow

  • http://dsfkjlf.com Jukai

    not to take away anything for Horace but….

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    Horace Grant can sometimes be overrated (couldn’t dribble, rarely passed) but good lord, did he have such high basketball IQ, specifically offensively. Always ran the floor correctly, always spaced it out properly (knew whether to be under the basket or spacing out midrange), always laid the ball up correctly. I mean, downright perfect role player for any contender team, he was the perfect piece.

  • abaci

    @thecomputerdude, thanks alot man

  • Mitya

    not sure if Bosh is so much better than Horace. And Wade is on about the same level as Pippen, so…

  • Mitya

    and that Primo track, Group Home? damn, at first I thought I accidentally turned on my iTunes

  • Mitya

    tell u what though, Bosh is definitely not more valuable than The Worm

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    @Allenp, true on his midrange J only developing in Orlando, but to be fair the title of the post was “FOTS: Horace Grant” and didn’t specify if it was the Bulls or Magic version.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Awesome! I woulda liked to see a few Magic uni clips thrown in there, but oh well.. Do Harvey Grant next!!

  • barnabusb

    Damn. Reminds me of vintage Ben Wallace. Horace could play.

  • D.A.

    Gettin Grants like Hooorraaaacce.


    he looks weird without the goggles but with him its vintage bulls at theyre best and he was a good role player and helped out mj they had a soild squad in the championship years whats next ron harper old time sake lol how about an old time sake larry johnson lol maybe nick the quick van exel or eddie jones keep it up.

  • HerbeC

    wow, this video is more about great passing from MJ and Pippen.
    Grant is not bad

  • http://www.twitter.com/HurstySYD Hursty

    Watching Scottie Pippen lead the break in transition is a thing of beauty.

  • Anon e Mouse

    @Lakerslegends, keep up dude. ALL of your requests have been Schneezied already. Click the Macaroni & Schneezy banner at the top of the page and scroll through, voila! BTW, the Nick Van Excel is nice!

  • mike

    LOL@ D.A.
    Gettin Grants like Hooorraaaacce