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Otaman
06-01-2013, 05:38 PM
Shame the ankle injuries derailed so much potential. Does he make HOF?


INDIANAPOLIS Grant Hill, one of basketball's most versatile players who never reached his full potential because of debilitating injuries, is calling it a career with the NBA.

The 18-year veteran and seven-time All-Star, who played for the Los Angeles Clippers this past season, announced his retirement Saturday on TNT moments before the start of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers.

Hill, 40, hinted at retirement this season but didn't come to his decision until earlier in the week.

"The last four or five years I would take about a month (after the season to decide to continue) and within a month, if I still wanted to do it, I would. Putting it simply, after a month, I just realized I didn't want to play anymore," Hill told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday. "There's a lot of reasons for that, but you know when you know. It just felt right. I'm excited and looking forward to moving on and doing other things.

"I worked hard. I put a lot into it, and I enjoyed every minute of it. But now is the time to move on. I feel great physically. It's important to go out feeling good, particularly considering all the setbacks I had health-wise throughout my career."

ballzofpeaze
06-01-2013, 05:44 PM
I'd let him in.

dootlah
06-01-2013, 05:44 PM
Sad. He had a great career. Yes he will make the HOF.

NBA co-Rookie of the Year (1995)
7 NBA All-Star (1995–1998, 2000–2001, 2005)
All-NBA First Team (1997)
4 All-NBA Second Team (1996, 1998–2000)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995)
3 NBA Sportsmanship Award (2005, 2008, 2010)
2 NCAA champion (1991–1992)
ACC Player of the Year (1994)
NABC Defensive Player of the Year (1993)
Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1994)
Consensus NCAA All-American Second Team (1993)

Dude is classy as fuuu too.

arman24
06-01-2013, 05:47 PM
Goodnight sweet prince.

amikaelmorris
06-01-2013, 05:57 PM
someone should snatch him up for an assistant coaching job if he's going that route

caerus13
06-01-2013, 06:03 PM
Only finished in the top 5 in MVP voting once. Great player, but not MVP.

wildchild11
06-01-2013, 06:16 PM
The only NBA player to never cheat on his wife

LargePeter
06-01-2013, 06:35 PM
The only NBA player to never cheat on his wife

Jason Collins

2pacalypto
06-01-2013, 06:38 PM
respect to one of the classiest NBA players ever