Man, our high school heroes sure are slowly fading away... The latest player to succumb to Father Time's urging is Grant Hill, who announced his retirement from the game of basketball last weekend. A beloved figure in Detroit, Orlando, Phoenix, and Los Angeles, the former All-Star averaged 16.7 points in a span of 19 seasons, and is among the elite few to compile more than 17,000 points, 6,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists during his career.
But forget about his numbers—Hill's good guy demeanor will always be the stuff of legends. People will always feel bummed about those injury-plagued seasons, but will always commend his superb conditioning during the latter part of his playing days.
"I've been hinting at it for the last few years," Hill reveals prior to the Heat-Pacers Game 6 last Sunday. "You get to a point where you just don't want to do it anymore. But I've enjoyed it. I loved it." For all its worth, brah, we enjoyed it, too. Go rest up, dawg. Hug your kids and kiss your wife.
In line with his announcement, we would like to induct Grant Hill into the FHM Hall of Fame. Scroll down below to see why.
...On the grounds that he once walked off together with Reggie Evans, the very player who got him ejected during a game
...On the grounds of letting Chris Paul's son beat him in a game of one-on-one
...On the grounds of having his own techno rendition of "Cowboy" under the fictional band Grant and the Hilltones
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