Years ago

Grant Hill Announces Retirement

I'm surprised nobody has posted this up since yesterday and it's worthy of posting.

The legendary Grant Hill has called time on his career after 19 seasons.

After leaving the Pistons for the Magic, he battled many ankle injuries, but eventually came back and stayed healthy. Became a bit of a defensive specialist.

I think the man is a legend and deserves a place in the Hall of Fame.

What are your thoughts and tributes?

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Years ago

Pros: For his college career and first five seasons alone, he's probably a HOF'er. Last few seasons were pretty decent too for a guy his age.

Cons: Never been in the finals. Horror run of injuries after those first five seasons robbed him of his prime.

One of the bigger "what could have been" stories in NBA history. Such a shame.

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Years ago

NBA co-Rookie of the Year (1995)
7× NBA All-Star (1995-1998, 2000–2001, 2005)
All-NBA First Team (1997)
4× All-NBA Second Team (1996, 1998–2000)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995)
3× NBA Sportsmanship Award (2005, 2008, 2010)
2× NCAA champion (1991–1992)
ACC Player of the Year (1994)
NABC Defensive Player of the Year (1993)
Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1994)
Consensus NCAA All-American Second Team (1993)
Olympic Gold Medal (1996)
FIBA Americas U18 Gold Medal (1990)

Should be a lock for the Hall of Fame.

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Years ago

DB5- impressive resume and stats.

Cannot dispute that.

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Years ago

If Hill stayed healthy and Duncan went to the Magic like it was looking like he would, the last decade of the NBA would have turned out very different indeed.

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Years ago

Should've won a ring in 2010 if refball didn't rob the suns in the WCF (mainly game 5)

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Years ago

Amazing player. Injuries probably made him have a few more seasons in the league.

Its been 19 years since I got my Grant Hill rookie card? Wow

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Years ago

Grant Hill drinks Sprite?

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Years ago

Great player, one of my all time favs, for me he definatly is a HOFer injuries would be the only reason he may miss out, which he shouldnt imo.

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Years ago

Sprite ad - classic!

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Years ago

Obey your thirst.
Man they made some good 'ball ads back then.

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Years ago

Ingles lol.

Those suspensions were levied by the league not the refs.

And The Spurs were the better team anyway.

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Years ago

2010 - where artest jumps all over Richardson and gets a game winning tip in (after a HORRIBLE Kobe chuck) and there's no call

The 2007 suspensions were horrible anyway but I don't think Hill was on the team yet.

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Years ago

One of the more well liked players of recent times and seems like a pretty decent guy but in his prime just never had enough playoff success with the Pistons & Magic. Never played in an NBA Finals series much like his former Suns teammate Steve Nash.

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Gordon Liddy  
Years ago

The Suns could have won Game 6 at home against the Lakers. That would have helped them get to the finals to win that championship.

And would they have beaten the Celtics?

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