Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972) is a former professional basketball player in the United States. He is the co-owner and executive officer of the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He studied at Duke University and is widely regarded as one of its greatest players. After playing college basketball for four years, Hill played for four teams in his career: Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. For most of his career, he played the small forward position. Hill also co-hosted NBA Inside Stuff on NBA TV.
This list can go on, if not for serious ankle injuries and almost fatal infections, this list will go on. However, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame players did not allow any of the four teams he played for to retire his No. 33 NBA jersey. «I attended the final ceremony of the Hall of Fame and texted Chris Weber.
What we are talking about is that when you are enshrined, it verifies almost everything about your career and everything that didn’t happen,» Hill Tell Yahoo Sports about his jersey retirement. «It’s almost like it doesn’t mean a lot anymore. They’re almost like being in this thin air now. But that said, yes, of course it means a lot. «If it doesn’t happen, it still means a lot. It will not change how I feel, the years I have, and the experiences and relationships I have had over the years.»
Hill’s 18-season career was interrupted in the 2003-04 season, when his 2000 ankle injury lingered, he was forced to undergo surgery that caused the MRSA infection, which almost killed him. Injuries continued to haunt him in the second half of his career, and he finally retired in 2013. «I feel calm about what happened, the ups and downs. To be honest, I might not change it. I don’t necessarily get where I think I can go. I am proud of this point in my career, but I am also What I have experienced and how I can stand out on the other end,» Hill told Yahoo Sports.