"25 Years of HEAT" featuring Brian Grant & Eddie Jones – JAN. 25
MIAMI – As part of its ongoing special retrospective welcoming back HEAT fan favorites, the next installment of 25 Years of HEAT will feature Brian Grant and Eddie Jones tonight when the HEAT take on the Detroit Pistons. Grant and Jones will both share their memories with HEAT fans by participating in various pre-game, in-game and on-court activities, including:
- A pre-game appearance on Sun Sports’ HEAT Live show.
- Interviews on English and Spanish HEAT pre-game radio broadcasts.
- An in-arena halftime interview at center court.
- Special guest commentator duties during the Sun Sports television broadcast.
- A pre-game meet and greet opportunity exclusively for HEAT Season Ticket Holders.
Grant, a 12-year NBA veteran, appeared in 756 career games (577 starts) and averaged 10.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 28.3 minutes while shooting 49 percent from the field. He played four seasons with the HEAT (2000-04) appearing in 312 games (309 starts) and averaged 11.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 32.0 minutes while shooting 48.2 percent from the field, leading the HEAT to two postseason appearances. He averaged a career-best 15.2 points during the 2000-01 season, his first with the HEAT, and grabbed a career-high 10.2 rebounds in 2002-03, his third season with Miami. Among the HEAT’s all-time lists, he currently ranks sixth in double-doubles (89), sixth in total rebounds (2,654), sixth in defensive rebounds (1,854), seventh in offensive rebounds (800), ninth in games started (309), 10th in minutes played (9,971), 12th in blocks (184), 13th in points (3,433), 13th in field goals made (1,403), 13th in double-figure scoring games (176), 14th in games played (312) and 15th in free throws made (627).
Jones is a three-time NBA All-Star who served two different stints with Miami, playing in six total seasons with the HEAT, appearing in 387 games (374 starts) averaging 16.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.33 steals and 36.4 minutes while shooting 42.8 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from three-point range and 83 percent from the foul line. Jones, a 14-year NBA veteran, appeared in 954 career games (902 starts) and averaged 14.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.70 steals and 34.4 minutes while shooting 43.7 percent from the field, 37.3 percent from three-point range and 80.9 percent from the foul line. The Pompano Beach Florida native shot a career-high 40.7 percent from downtown during the 2002-03 season, his third with the HEAT, and still currently ranks among the HEAT all-time greats, ranking second in three-point field goals made (712), second in free throw percentage (.830), tied for fifth in double-figure scoring games (315), sixth in points (6,194), sixth in steals (515), sixth in free throws made (1,200), seventh in assists (1,152), seventh in field goals made (2,141), seventh in games started (374), seven in minutes (14,097), eighth in defensive rebounds (1,474), ninth in games played (387) and 10th in rebounds (1,738).
Grant and Jones will be available for media interviews tonight at 6:40 p.m. in the Media Interview Room.