Grant spent his childhood dreaming of the NBA. There was nothing the ten-year-old wanted more than to join his heroes, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, and Charles Barkley. He was on the right track too. Not only was he naturally gifted, Grant was dedicated; any time not used practicing free-throws, he allocated to studying plays. Unfortunately for the young dreamer, he measured in at only a fraction over a metre tall, and, with undersized parents, he had little hope of reaching anything greater than an average height. Although he rarely considered anything outside of the basketball world, occasionally his dedication lapsed. During one of these rare breaks Grant overheard a science teacher explain that people are taller after waking from a night’s sleep; an extended period of lying cause the vertebrae to relax. Grant vowed to recline for at least five years; an increase in height was his only avenue to the NBA draft. To the shock of his family, medical professionals, and physicists, Grant stepped out of bed seven years later at the height of 216 centimetres. After passing the better part of a decade with absolutely no physical activity it’d be years before he’d even walk again.