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WHODAT8o8
06-01-2013, 08:05 PM
Grant Hill just announced on inside the NBA on TNT that he has officially retired. Here's a link http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/9332928/grant-hill-retires-nba-19-seasons

ManRam
06-01-2013, 08:07 PM
:(

It's a shame what could have been. Glad he was able to find some (individual) success again after he left Orlando...but all in all, his career just feels too empty.

Always and forever one of my favorites.

b@llhog24
06-01-2013, 08:12 PM
Makes sense, one of the most unluckiest players of all time.

still1ballin
06-01-2013, 08:13 PM
Too bad injuries messed up his career. Solid career though. Will miss him.

SportsFanatic10
06-01-2013, 08:14 PM
unfortunate how his career was influenced so badly by injury. could of had a truly great career.

tredigs
06-01-2013, 08:20 PM
Though it is a tough "what if" with Grant based on just how ridiculously good he was pre injury, he did end up having longevity that most in the NBA only dream of and made about 150 million in salary alone doing it. I bet he had a good ride.

PurpleJesus
06-01-2013, 08:22 PM
One Of The Most Underrated Players Of A Generation. Before The Injury, He Was Putting Up Lebron Type Numbers

RLundi
06-01-2013, 08:22 PM
Still. His peak should've lasted longer. An incredible talent that should've translated to more accolades.

RLundi
06-01-2013, 08:24 PM
One Of The Most Underrated Players Of A Generation. Before The Injury, He Was Putting Up Lebron Type Numbers

I don't think he was underrated. He universally viewed as a superstar. Then injury and time derailed his effectiveness.

Jint.
06-01-2013, 08:24 PM
Dam.. without all the injuries, Grant could have been one of the greats..

LongWayFromHome
06-01-2013, 08:25 PM
should have been a spur these recent years

lol, please
06-01-2013, 08:27 PM
OMG HE WENT ON NATIONAL TV TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT! Whatta LeBron wannaba!! He better than Kobe tho.


That good?
Much better. ;) Now it feels like the NBA forum again.

tredigs
06-01-2013, 08:27 PM
One Of The Most Underrated Players Of A Generation. Before The Injury, He Was Putting Up Lebron Type Numbers

Many people thought he had the best chance to eclipse Jordan of all the players at the time. Tough to say he was underrated, I do think everyone knew how good Grant Hill was.

lol, please
06-01-2013, 08:29 PM
Many people thought he had the best chance to eclipse Jordan of all the players at the time. Tough to say he was underrated, I do think everyone knew how good Grant Hill was.

Please, half the posters on this forum have probably never heard of him. You get some of these kids trying to compare Kobe and Lebron to Jordan for crying out loud. Anyone who watched Jordan play knows no one since has come even close to close.

PurpleJesus
06-01-2013, 08:32 PM
Many people thought he had the best chance to eclipse Jordan of all the players at the time. Tough to say he was underrated, I do think everyone knew how good Grant Hill was.

not Underrated At The Time He Played, But Everyone SeEms To Have Forgotten How Good He Was

Hangtime
06-01-2013, 08:34 PM
Grant Hill was a triple double machine. Fantastic all around player.

Kashmir13579
06-01-2013, 08:34 PM
I don't believe him though.

PurpleJesus
06-01-2013, 08:35 PM
Please, half the posters on this forum have probably never heard of him. You get some of these kids trying to compare Kobe and Lebron to Jordan for crying out loud. Anyone who watched Jordan play knows no one since has come even close to close.

Every Great Player Of A Generation Since MJ Will Be Compared To MJ. That's Just How Things Work

Hangtime
06-01-2013, 08:39 PM
They were already anointing Grant Hill and Penny Hardaway as Jordan's heir apparent and then Jordan came back and took that ****.

heyman321
06-01-2013, 08:49 PM
He was Lebron lite :)

Hawkeye15
06-01-2013, 08:54 PM
One Of The Most Underrated Players Of A Generation. Before The Injury, He Was Putting Up Lebron Type Numbers

not quite dude, but he was a player who would have ended up top 20 all time had he stayed healthy. His numbers never stacked up with Bron, but they were awesome none the less.

What could have been..

ManningToTyree
06-01-2013, 09:32 PM
Good career that could have been legendary.

5ass
06-01-2013, 09:39 PM
tmac and hill would've formed one of the best duos the NBA has ever seen had they stayed healthy.

xnick5757
06-01-2013, 09:41 PM
IMO, he is going to get into the HoF. and he deserves it.

Avenged
06-01-2013, 09:44 PM
HOF potential? IMO going strictly off of college, perhaps. His NBA resume is not all that impressive except for his all-star appearances but I think he makes it.. Not 1st ballot tho.

xnick5757
06-01-2013, 09:45 PM
HOF potential? IMO going strictly off of college, perhaps. His NBA resume is not all that impressive except for his all-star appearances but I think he makes it.. Not 1st ballot tho.

I think he gets in because they consider the entire body of work for a player.

One of the all time greats in college, and pre injury, one of the best players in the NBA. Even after the injuries he put up some great seasons.

*Superman*
06-01-2013, 09:48 PM
The what could have been with TMac and Grant Hill will always haunt Magic fans.

dodie53
06-01-2013, 10:58 PM
should have joined the lakers with nash.
hehe.

bye GHill.

Tmath
06-01-2013, 11:05 PM
Grant Hill drinks sprite

Rivera
06-01-2013, 11:07 PM
He will be a hofer.

ldawg
06-01-2013, 11:24 PM
Nash should be next

lamzoka
06-01-2013, 11:27 PM
Please, half the posters on this forum have probably never heard of him. You get some of these kids trying to compare Kobe and Lebron to Jordan for crying out loud. Anyone who watched Jordan play knows no one since has come even close to close.

u sound just like my dad lol

lamzoka
06-01-2013, 11:28 PM
i hope this inspire JKidd and Camby

mrbean
06-02-2013, 02:41 AM
I was living in Michigan when Hill came into the league, so I was fortunate enough to see him play many, many times on tv and at the Palace. He was an exceptional player, and even though we never got to see his true potential due to the injuries, he still had heck of a career.

MrfadeawayJB
06-02-2013, 10:22 AM
He was great and a potential triple double guy every night

Bravo95
06-02-2013, 10:38 AM
I think he gets in because they consider the entire body of work for a player.

One of the all time greats in college, and pre injury, one of the best players in the NBA. Even after the injuries he put up some great seasons.
Yup. His college team beat 2 of the greatest squads in CBB history (UNLV and The Fab 5) in separate title runs, and lost another national final in a close game to 1 of the most underappreciated teams (Nolan Richardson's Razorbacks).

Won NBA ROY, a Gold Medal, 4 straight all star games in his first four seasons, and five All-NBA teams before the injuries. Not quite Lebron's level, but still one of the sport's most dominant players in the 1990s, college and pro.

Chrisclover
06-02-2013, 11:17 AM
CP3 owes him a ring.Why can't he wait another yr?

Vinny642
06-02-2013, 11:38 AM
End of a broken but good career, the things he could have been