Grant Hill: Hall of Fame Bound

July 18th, 2010 by Tim Case Leave a reply »
Sixteen years ago, the "Next Michael Jordan" was drafted out of Duke University by the Detroit Pistons. That third pick was none other than Grant Hill. The pressure would be on Hill's back to become the new face of the NBA.

In his first few seasons Hill did not disappoint. He was dominating like not many players around him could. He quickly became the Co-Rookie of the Year, had numerous All-Star appearances, and was became idolized by kids. Fans saw flashes of hope for what lay ahead.

It seemed like nothing could stop Grant Hill.

But just like that, it was gone.

Hill's ankles and legs were not able to keep up with his excellent slashing and play-making ability night after night. Every season, a new injury would keep Hill a spectator and not the star. Shortly after, people started counting him out and expected him to retire. He was thinking the same thoughts.

Watching Hill play the last three seasons with the Phoenix Suns and you wouldn't be able to tell he was once on the verge of watching the NBA from the comfort of a La-Z-Boy recliner. What he has been able to do as a 37-year-old starting small forward gives hope to ...

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