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JordansBulls
11-20-2010, 05:22 PM
Link (http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/11/19/grant-hill-not-even-close-to-retiring/)




There are times when a graying Grant Hill wonders why he's still chasing kids -- some literally half his age -- through screens, battling them for rebounds, and taking charges from bruisers that make him ache the next day.

Then he answers himself:

Because he still can. And he still can do it surprisingly well. And he feels great.

Hill, at age 38, has given himself an extension on a basketball career that almost ended years ago, reaping the benefits now of the seasons he lost in his prime.

Anyone waiting for his pre-retirement tour around the league, and his expected start in politics, better prepare to wait a lot longer. There are too many career milestones out there awaiting him.

Hill is the third-oldest player in NBA today, trailing Shaquille O'Neal in Boston and Kurt Thomas in Chicago (who both also are 38), but he likely will outlast the other two.

"The way I feel now, I want to go another couple of seasons,'' he told FanHouse Thursday night before another very efficient performance for his Phoenix Suns. "I'd like to be playing when I'm 40.''

tangent12
11-20-2010, 05:24 PM
LOL.. I guess he'll die on the court, literally.

But whatever makes him happy. Grant is a good guy and he can still produce... but i'm not sure his weak fragile little body will be able to survive as he gets older.

DerekRE_3
11-20-2010, 05:30 PM
Yeah that's why he played 81 games last year and 82 games the year before that.

Baller1
11-20-2010, 05:35 PM
Good for him. He's a great guy and the NBA is better off with him in the league.

Hunter48MVP
11-20-2010, 05:45 PM
This is great for Grant Hill. It look like he was done when he was in Orlando, but turn it around when he went to the Suns

Joshtd1
11-20-2010, 05:50 PM
A class act, I really wish he would have signed with the Spurs a couple years ago when he was considering us but ended up signing with Phoenix.

KmB728
11-20-2010, 05:57 PM
Just wish the guy had won a ring when he was in his prime.

TrueFan420
11-20-2010, 05:57 PM
to bad he missed out on his prime years though.

Kenny
11-20-2010, 06:03 PM
LOL.. I guess he'll die on the court, literally.

But whatever makes him happy. Grant is a good guy and he can still produce... but i'm not sure his weak fragile little body will be able to survive as he gets older.

Grant Hill the past few years has been one of the NBA's iron man he plays every game now it seems.

Khalifa21
11-20-2010, 07:39 PM
So good to see such a nice guy overcome his injuries to have a successful last stretch in the NBA.

Good luck to him.

phoenix_bladen
11-20-2010, 07:45 PM
LOL.. I guess he'll die on the court, literally.

But whatever makes him happy. Grant is a good guy and he can still produce... but i'm not sure his weak fragile little body will be able to survive as he gets older.

that's a pretty nice thing to say.......

redsox0717
11-20-2010, 07:48 PM
Yep, all those lost years saved some wear and tear on his body.

NYtilIdie
11-20-2010, 07:49 PM
He's the Ric Flair of the NBA. He'll keep playing as long as his legs allow him to.

alencp3
11-20-2010, 08:01 PM
Who was the oldest player to ever play in nba?

Ty Fast
11-20-2010, 08:17 PM
i would love to see him on the heat

Cano4prez
11-20-2010, 08:29 PM
Who was the oldest player to ever play in nba?


Matthew "Nat" Hickey (January 30, 1902–January 1, 1979) was an American professional basketball player and coach.

A 5'11" guard/forward, Hickey played during the 1920s through 1940s as a member of multiple professional teams, including the Cleveland Rosenblums of the American Basketball League and the Pittsburgh Raiders, Indianapolis Kautskys, and Tri-Cities Blackhawks of the National Basketball League.

During the 1947-48 season, Hickey served 29 games as coach of the Providence Steamrollers of the Basketball Association of America (the forerunner to the NBA). Hickey's team posted a 4-25 record during his tenure. On January 28, 1948, two days before his 46th birthday, Hickey decided to activate himself as a player for one game. He attempted six field goals, making none; he also received five personal fouls. He scored two points off of foul shots.[1] As a result of that one-game appearance, Hickey still holds the record for oldest player in NBA history at 45 years and 363 days.[2]



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braveniler58
11-20-2010, 08:41 PM
He's the Ric Flair of the NBA. He'll keep playing as long as his legs allow him to.

Great comparison. I agree.

CB29
11-20-2010, 09:33 PM
Who was the oldest player to ever play in nba?

Robert Parish i think also played into his forties in the nba... he played in like 3 different decades and was still pretty decent in his later years... kevin willis too i think...

FUKudomeYOMOMMA
11-20-2010, 10:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Dk_VvgO2mA

knicksfan42
11-20-2010, 10:13 PM
Great guy, hope he ends his career with a ring.

rabueed
11-21-2010, 04:22 AM
For a guy to come back from such serious injury woes throughout his career, I give this guy major props on his determination. He just kept fighting to play, he has a serious love for the game. If I missed out on that much time, I would play til my 40s too, health allowing.

xabial
11-21-2010, 05:02 AM
Im not suprised. Back in his prime his guy was the LeBron of the League.

curtie74
11-21-2010, 05:58 AM
He has the right 2 play all he wants he was robbed of hes prime years

Supa
11-21-2010, 09:15 AM
Ironically, Grant did avoided years of wear-and-tear through his injuries.

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dodie53
11-21-2010, 09:04 PM
becuase he drinks sprite!

AIRMAR72
11-22-2010, 11:54 AM
Im not suprised. Back in his prime his guy was the LeBron of the League.

Lebron wish he had game like detriot Grant Hill Lebron to me is more like Jerome Kersey except bron runs da court better

albertc86
11-22-2010, 12:18 PM
Fountain of youth.

xbrackattackx
11-22-2010, 12:27 PM
Hill is one of my all-time Favorites. I want him and Nash to get a ring so bad.

Lim
11-22-2010, 01:03 PM
grant hill is one of the nicest guys in the league for sure. class act, wish him the best.

GSwarriors4LIFE
11-22-2010, 01:20 PM
Phoenix is going nowhere and needs to trade him to a contender, hes one guy that deserves a ring.

michigan2489
11-22-2010, 01:24 PM
Probably the best defender on that team.