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Grant Hill
Grant Hill
Position: None
Born: 10/05/72
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
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Shane Battier (former NBA player): I remember getting the invitation to go to the President’s [49th] birthday party. Anytime you get a special email from the white house, you kind of hold your breath for a second. Like, What’d I do wrong? But when I opened up, it explained that the President was going to have a basketball birthday party, no different than my eight-year-old son. And I thought, “Wow, this is sort of like being invited to the cool dude table.” You always heard about the legendary pickup games, and I was a college teammate of Reggie Love, so I think he put in a good word for me. Marty Nesbitt: Everybody was there. Chris Paul, Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Grant Hill, Magic, Bill Russell, Kobe.
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As former NBA players Grant Hill, Steve Smith and Jason Collins began a private tour of the National Civil Rights Museum on Jan. 14, Kevin Lloyd proudly stood alongside them in place of his late father, who first opened the NBA door for black players. Hill, Smith, Collins and every African-American NBA player past and present should know Earl Lloyd’s story. On Halloween night in 1950, Lloyd became the first black player in NBA history when he debuted for the Washington Capitals. “I had the good fortune of meeting Earl Lloyd back in Detroit during the mid-’90s,” Hill told The Undefeated.
This year’s honorees of the 12th Annual National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award feature a star-studded lineup of NBA and WNBA greats: Grant Hill, Steve Smith and the second-ever female honoree, Lisa Leslie. All will be honored during the MLK Jr. Celebration Day events, including the newly renamed Earl Lloyd Sports Legacy Symposium presented by the Hyde Family Foundations on Jan. 15, for their significant contributions to civil and human rights, and for laying the foundation for future leaders through their career in sports in the spirit of Dr. King.