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Posted June 01, 2013 - 04:35 PM

 

Grant Hill has announced his retirement in a news release from the Clippers.

 


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 04:38 PM

This makes no sense whatsoever. The guy was still in his prime.


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 04:45 PM

Grant over the Hill retired 10 years ago... we knew before he did

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Posted June 01, 2013 - 04:59 PM

Just another player who's career was tarnished due to significant injuries.


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 05:00 PM

He would've probably been okay if he played his whole career in Phoenix.


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 05:02 PM

Lol at some of you guys, what's the point of making jokes about this guy?

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Posted June 01, 2013 - 05:06 PM

^ He's the unclassiest guy in the league and everyone knows it.


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 06:11 PM

Dude is old



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 06:17 PM

because i was born in detroit, and thought the color was dope...i had one of these in high school

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he was a baller though, congrats to him on his retirement, hope he enjoys it


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 07:04 PM

What are his chances for the hall of fame?



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 07:06 PM

^ Are you kidding me? This guy was a bonafide scrub!


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 07:43 PM

^ Are you kidding me? This guy was a bonafide scrub!

was that a stephen A smith reference to Kwame Brown 



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 08:10 PM

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Posted June 01, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Grant Hill had the goods, coming out of Duke, to be a top 15 player in NBA history.  I'll stand by that statement forever.

 

In his first career game, I watched him eat up the Lakers for 25/10/5, and played very well defensively, with little help.  Don't remember what year he threw up that 46 vs. Washington, but he nearly put up a trip-doub, and they were doing EVERYTHING they possibly could to stop him...may have been 3-4 years into his career, because he was still in Detroit.

 

Not only that, but he carried that Pistons team to a 54-win season, with Joe Dumars (who was the second best player on that team, 33 years old and barely giving them 14 a night) and Lindsey Hunter.  He put up 21/9/7 on 50% FG, as his averages, that third season of his career.

 

Second season, he was at 20/10/7.  That has only been done, in a season, by Hill, Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain.  Again...his sophomore season.

 

Remove the injuries, and give him a team and a coach that would have given him an opportunity to reach his full potential, and he would have been top 15.



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 11:58 PM

One of the classiest and real sportsmen the NBA has ever seen.


Sad to see him not play, but looking forward to hearing / watching him in a studio.



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Posted June 02, 2013 - 02:49 AM

this dude had the potential to be an all time great, we are talking Michael Jordan, Kobe level of greatness...

injuries ravaged him... but he still ended up playing 19 years...

What a great player..

its amazing thinking back over his career, and the players he played with



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Posted June 02, 2013 - 03:18 AM

Grant Hill had the goods, coming out of Duke, to be a top 15 player in NBA history.  I'll stand by that statement forever.

 

In his first career game, I watched him eat up the Lakers for 25/10/5, and played very well defensively, with little help.  Don't remember what year he threw up that 46 vs. Washington, but he nearly put up a trip-doub, and they were doing EVERYTHING they possibly could to stop him...may have been 3-4 years into his career, because he was still in Detroit.

 

Not only that, but he carried that Pistons team to a 54-win season, with Joe Dumars (who was the second best player on that team, 33 years old and barely giving them 14 a night) and Lindsey Hunter.  He put up 21/9/7 on 50% FG, as his averages, that third season of his career.

 

Second season, he was at 20/10/7.  That has only been done, in a season, by Hill, Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain.  Again...his sophomore season.

 

Remove the injuries, and give him a team and a coach that would have given him an opportunity to reach his full potential, and he would have been top 15.



Translation: If he was a Laker in the 98-99 season and beyond?


Edited by Majesty, June 02, 2013 - 03:19 AM.

 

I've always liked Steve Blake.

 


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Posted June 02, 2013 - 05:44 AM

He isn't a HOF, maybe an argument can be made for his Duke days and Gold medal, but even then that would be an exaggeration. But he was Lebron, altough the Penny tag gets tossed around. I get the injuries mention, but that's just sports, it is like saying Walton might've been the greatest Center ever if he were healthy, or Wade right now would be dominating the playoffs.






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