In 1966, rookie Leon Grant, 6-8 tall, playing for his
Los Angeles team, arrived late for the championship
game against Houston in Boston. He was staying at his
sister’s house and the Saturday heavy traffic prevented
him from arriving on time. Team was behind 15-9 when
the late-arriving Grant was entered into the game. All
he did was to score 54 points in three quarters of the game,
helping his team rout Houston 128-80. Grant, who played
two seasons of basketball at North Carolina Central
University (17 points per game career average) became
the greatest player in National Deaf Basketball tournament