Austin Rivers still bristles a bit at the question. Horace Junior Grant is an American retired basketball player. George, who is holding foes he’s guarding to a combined 42.1 percent shooting, admires the work of Gordon, who has held the individual opposition to 44.3 percent shooting this season. Grant is the son of Harvey and Beverly Grant, and has three brothers: Jerai, Jerian and Jaelin. He joined the paper in September of 2016 after a year covering the Pelicans at The Advocate in New Orleans. I get paid for what I get paid for because I worked at it. It's all up to you and what you want to do.”, Brett Dawson is in his second year covering the Thunder at The Oklahoman. “For any other parent that hasn't had that experience, maybe to the point of playing in college or playing in the NBA, it's really, really hard in some ways to actually project or give advice in terms of what the experience is gonna be like.”. They gained as much from osmosis as instruction. “But at the end of the day, it's your competitive edge. Harvey played college basketball at Clemson and Oklahoma, and was the 12th overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft, going on to play for 11 years in the NBA with Washington (Bullets and Wizards), Portland and Philadelphia. [8] On February 2, he had a season-best game with 18 points and 7 rebounds in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But I don’t play for awards. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: In addition to putting himself in the running for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award with his offensive exploits, Thunder forward Paul George has finally started getting some praise for his tireless work on the defensive end of the floor. But it takes more than family ties to find your way to the NBA. In today's NBA there are second-generation stars like Golden State's Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Note: The contents of this page have not been reviewed or endorsed by the Orlando Magic. EXPERIENCE IN CLOSE GAMES: The NBA describes ``close games’’ as ones where the score is within five points in the final five minutes of play. “You get to see the ins and outs,” Jerami Grant said. Jerian, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound guard, and Jerami, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward, have vastly differing memories of the heated one-on-one battles back in the day that helped them reach the top of their profession. Or we’d end up in a fight, so that the game would never really finish.’’, Added Jerian, who is averaging 4.1 points and 3.0 assists thus far this season with the Magic: ``You know big brother had to beat down on little brother, so I’d say I was winning most of them. And though there are perks, there's no less work for a second-generation NBA player. In his college career, Donovan coached Al Horford, son of former NBA player Tito, and Taurean Green, whose father Sidney was an NBA journeyman. Though Jerami and Jerian Grant periodically went to Horace's games growing up – and spent some summer days working out with him in the offseason – they picked up more pointers in the locker room than in the paint. Those are the guys who are going to go out and make the best plays, cover the best guys and it shows a level of toughness.’’. Jerami Grant is known for being a Basketball Player. Commenting on NewsOK requires a NewsOK Pro or Oklahoman subscription. ``He’s kept me up through my struggles this season with it being an up-and-down season for me. His uncle, Horace Grant, played in the NBA. [10] On December 30, he recorded 16 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and five blocked shots in a 110–105 win over the Sacramento Kings. On September 15, 2020, Grant outscored Paul George 14 to 10 while playing 9 minutes less, in a game 7 win against the favored Clippers. [15], On October 31, 2017, Grant scored 17 points off the bench in a 110–91 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Prior to covering the NBA, Dawson spent his career covering... OKC Thunder: For Jerami Grant, NBA family ties mean perks, but no less work. So, we’re there for each other every day.’’. The Clippers guard will concede that, of course, there are advantages to having a famous father. Copyright © 2020 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Prior to covering the NBA, Dawson spent his career covering... Jerami Grant is turning 27 in . And when Jerami was thrust into a starting role prior to this season with the Thunder, Jerian was one of the people who helped to build up his younger brother’s confidence with this support. Forward who made his college debut in 2012 for Syracuse. He played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange. [23] But there's only so much a first-generation father can do for his son in the NBA. “You get to see the ins and outs,” Jerami Grant said. Grant drove to the rim for a finger roll and a memorable moment. [14] On February 1, 2017, he tied his season high mark with 15 points in a 128–100 loss to the Chicago Bulls. With the awards, if I get it good, and if I don’t, move on. He attended and played college basketball at Clemson University before playing professionally in the National Basketball Association, where he became a four-time champion with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. ``We talk pretty much every day and he’s having a career year and he’s told me this is the best team he’s played on and he’s playing with some great guys, so I’m happy for him,’’ said Jerian, referring to Jerami averaging 12.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks a game. There are on-court pointers, too, but even today, Jerami Grant said he gets more feedback on his game from his brother Jerian than he does from his father. Grant's genes don't mean he's a whiz at pick-and-roll defense. ``It would mean a lot because I pride myself on the defensive end,’’ said George, a two-time All-Defensive pick. And after the father fell for the fake, the son finished. ORLANDO – The first game of the season between the Orlando Magic and the Oklahoma City allowed brothers Jerian Grant and Jerami Grant a chance to spend time together this week, but in actuality they are spiritually never far away from one another because of the manner in which they communicate on a daily basis. Her son is the 6’8″ small forward for the Denver Nuggets who previously played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers. “(Fathers) tell you how it's gonna turn out once you get to the NBA,” Jerami Grant said.

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