Grant Hill

Grant Hill


10/5/1972, Dallas, Texas

Birth Name

Grant Henry Hill


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Grant Hill's NBA career has spanned three decades and he is still competing today. Hill has spent time with the Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magi and Detroit Pistons. He has also been in commercials for McDonald's, Nike and Fila.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Grant Hill: This is what you do. This is who you are. It's something you always feel you can do.

    • Grant Hill: Parents, they're strict on you when you're little, and you don't understand why. But as you get older, you understand and you appreciate it.

    • Grant Hill: I expect us to be good; very good. I expect us to first and foremost be better than we were last year and get back to having this franchise as one of the premier franchises on and off the court, and I think we have the opportunity to do that this upcoming season. I really believe that.

    • Grant Hill: I've done a lot of basketball drills, not a whole lot of competitive stuff. I have basically been in the gym everyday working on my game, working on the time off that I've had from the game, just getting myself prepared mentally and physically for the season.

    • Grant Hill: People don't realize the amount of stress you put on your body both physically and mentally from just the wear and tear of a season.

    • Grant and Tamia welcomed a baby girl, Lael Rose Hill, on August 9, 2007 in Orlando, Florida. It is the second daughter for the couple, who are parents to Myla Grace who is five.

    • Grant Hill was ranked #74 on SLAM Magazine's "Top 75 NBA Players of All Time" in 2003.

    • Grant Hill recorded the first triple-double of his career, with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, against the Orlando Magic on April 7, 1995.

    • Grant Hill was named 1994-95 NBA co-Rookie of the Year (with the Mavericks' Jason Kidd) and to the 1994-95 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

    • Grant Hill led all players in All-Star Game voting in 1996 after becoming the first rookie in NBA history, in 1995, to lead the league in voting.

    • Grant Hill participated as a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Men's Basketball Team in the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.

    • Grant Hill has appeared in 8 career NBA Playoff games, averaging 21.9 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists per game.

    • Grant Hill was named to the 1996-97 All-NBA First Team and was the winner of the IBM Award for the 1996-97 season.

    • Grant Hill registered 15 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds in the 1998 NBA All-Star Game in New York, his fourth consecutive All-Star Game start, and has averaged 12.5 ppg, 3.0 apg and 2.3 rpg in 24.0 mpg.

    • Grant Hill led the NBA in triple-doubles for the third consecutive season in 1997-98, with 4.

    • Grant Hill was named to the 1997-98 NBA All-NBA Second Team after leading the Pistons in scoring (21.1 ppg, 12th in the NBA), assists (6.8 apg, 13th) and steals (1.77 spg, 11th).

    • Grant Hill scored a career-high 46 points on 14-21 FG, 18-22 FT, grabbed 7 rebounds and added 7 assists in a 106-103 win over the Washington Wizards on February 8, 1999.

    • Grant Hill ranked 3rd in the NBA in points per game with 25.8 and 20th in field-goal percentage with .489 in 1999-2000.

    • Grant Hill is the first Piston since 1983 to post back-to-back 40-point games at Orlando on January 3, 2000 with 42 points and at Atlanta on January 5, 2000 with 42 points.

    • Grant Hill has recorded 29 career triple-doubles.

    • Grant Hill started for the Eastern Conference in the 2005 All-Star Game.

    • Grant Hill's weight is 225 pounds.

    • Grant Hill's height is 6 foot, 8 inches.

    • Grant Hill's primary position is forward.

    • Grant Hill wears the number 33.

    • Grant Hill attended Duke University.

    • Grant Hill was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the First Round (third pick) of the 94 NBA Draft.

    • Grant Hill previously played for the Detroit Pistons.

    • Grant Hill currently plays for the Orlando Magic.

    • Grant Hill is a basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

  • Quotes

    • Grant Hill: I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.

    • Grant Hill: I know the draft and free agency are the hot topics over the summer for fans, but once we get to training camp, none of the players are going to be saying, 'Oh, we'd be so much better if we had drafted this guy or signed that guy,'.

    • Grant Hill: Bottom line is, we've got better players and a better coaching staff this season. We need to take it as a personal and collective challenge to be better than we were last season and from the guys I've been talking to this summer, I think we are going to do that.

    • Grant Hill: Ask me anything about the lower extremities and I'll tell you whatever you need to know. But as for the abdomen, that's different. It does feel better, so we'll see how it feels (today).

    • Grant Hill: Even with medicine, you can do everything right and something can happen. That's just the nature of it.

  • A story of a player who could have become the greatest player of all time.

    It wasn't long for people to compare Michael Jordan and Grant Hill when he was drafted by the Detroit Pistons. What separates Hill from other compared Jordan players is that he was the closest to being the next Jordan. He was like a mini Kevin Garnett that can do almost everything but shoot the 3 well. Yes, while the Pistons also had all star Jerry Stackhouse on the club, the Pistons were still a terrible team, but always managed to find themselves high up on the playoff rankings. The two all stars didn't have very successful careers in the playoffs while in Detroit, so Grant Hill decided to pack his bags and head for Orlando. Detroit fans posted up boards during games, begging Grant Hill not to leave, but it wasn't enough to keep him in the jersey with a teal and burgundy horse. Grant Hill would be playing next to former Toronto Raptors player Tracy McGrady, and people already had Orlando as a serious contendor.

    However, the injury bug struck, and Grant Hill, in four seasons, saw less games than in one season. He got so emotional about it, that he cried during an interview. While he was being paid tons of money, this was a player that actually wanted to play and be great, because there's no denying that he would not only be compared to Jordan--even though he already was--he would be seeing him on the same level. Grant Hill's will always be mourned by Orlando, Detroit, and other fans alike. He was a nice guy that was breezing his way into the hall of fame, and then somewhere along the way, a rock trips him. However, on a Pistons fan perspective, trading Grant Hill got them Ben Wallace, most famous for his defensive intensity and afro. Grant Hill's heart will always be remembered by those who saw him play as one of the best players who would rarely lead his team in points, rebounds, and assists.moreless