Former NBA forward Brian Grant revealed Monday that he has Parkinson’s disease and is starting a Web site devoted to his fight with the neurological disorder.
The 37-year-old Grant told ESPN.com that he was diagnosed in January with “young onset Parkinson’s” and began having tremors in his left hand last summer. He consulted two other well-known Parkinson’s suffers, Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali, and quickly implemented several lifestyle changes.
Grant played parts of 12 seasons in the NBA with Sacramento, Portland, Miami, Phoenix and the Los Angeles Lakers. He last played in the 2005-06 season, when chronically bad knees forced his retirement. He averaged 10.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in his career.