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Grant Long : biography

March 12, 1966 -

Grant Andrew Long (born March 12, 1966 in Wayne, Michigan) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played over 1,000 NBA games over a 15-year career.

A 6'9" forward from Eastern Michigan University, Long was selected with the 33rd pick of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. Long played six seasons for the Heat, earning a reputation for his aggressive defense and strong rebounding. Long would also play for the Atlanta Hawks (in two separate stints), Detroit Pistons, Vancouver and Memphis Grizzlies, and Boston Celtics, and he ended his NBA career in 2003 with 9,518 total points and 6,154 total rebounds.

Long had two relatives who were playing in the NBA during his tenure in the league: John Long, his uncle, and Terry Mills, his cousin.

His brother is professional boxer Julius Long.

Currently, Long serves as a color analyst for Oklahoma City Thunder telecasts.

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