HoopsHype Grant Hill rumors

December 11, 2014 Updates

Then there's that selfishness argument. "Kobe, he did it, but I think his instinct was to go to himself," said seven-time All-Star Grant Hill, now an analyst for NBATV. "And he was extremely successful. Jordan was more inside, more physical, more around the basket even as he got older. ... Kobe tended to take and make tougher shots. He would take a lot of shots that you'd say, 'That's just a bad shot.' But he made them. Whereas I always felt like Jordan got what he wanted." USA Today Sports

November 17, 2014 Updates

Now, he wishes he had listened to himself. "I wish I had sat down in 2000, when it first was giving me problems," he said. "I think about that all the time. It's not about discomfort and pain now, though I've got an arthritic condition in the ankle. It's just sort of regret that what could have maybe been. If I could have gotten better advice, or gone to another doctor, or just trusted my gut. The thing I learned through this whole process is just because somebody's a doctor or an expert, it doesn't mean they're right. When they say they're 'practicing' medicine, they're really practicing medicine." NBA.com

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After re-releasing the Grant Hill and Grant Hill II in a variety of colorways for the past year and half, FILA is preparing for the re-launch of the former All-Star swingman's third signature shoe. Now being called the FILA 97, the Grant Hill III was a mid-cut silhouette supported by FILA's controlled 2A cushioning technology. On October 10, the shoe makes its way back to retail. Sole Collector

July 30, 2014 Updates

Alumnus Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, are giving $1.25 million to Duke University to support athletics and the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Wednesday. Duke Athletics will receive $1 million for facility upgrades; the rest will go to the Duke Annual Fund in support of Trinity College. “As an outstanding example of a Duke student-athlete, Grant Hill became a beloved part of Duke’s history,” Brodhead said. “We’re grateful that Grant and Tamia have helped to ensure that Duke’s tradition of academic opportunities and remarkable student-athletes continues well into the future.” Duke University Blue Devils Official Athletics Site

May 26, 2014 Updates

Another potential ownership group consists of former NBA All-Star Grant Hill and billionaire investors and longtime Southern California residents Tony Ressler and Bruce Karsh. Sources told ESPN.com that Hill's group is already regarded by league officials as a viable contender for the Clippers. ESPN.com

May 25, 2014 Updates

Former NBA All-Star Grant Hill has partnered with billionaire investors and longtime Southern California residents Tony Ressler and Bruce Karsh to form an ownership group to bid on the Los Angeles Clippers when they are officially put up for sale, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that Hill's group is already regarded by league officials as a viable contender for the Clippers in what is forecast to be a highly competitive auction when the franchise finally hits the open market. One industry source told ESPN.com this week that the bidding could start as high as the $1.5 billion range. ESPN.com

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Former LSU center Shaquille O’Neal, Duke forward Grant Hill and former Maryland coach Gary Williams were named to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Also elected by a eight-person committee were Zelmo Beaty of Prairie A&M, Darrell Griffith of Louisville, former LSU coach Dale Brown, Five-Star Basketball Camp founder Howard Garfinkel and former Stetson coach, author and clinic director Glenn Wilkes Sr. Basketball Insiders

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In an interview with Reese Waters of Bleacher Report, Grant Hill has his theory as to why Duke is so hated by some: “We’ve had a lot of really good white players, I think that plays a role.” He also notes how most of the fans in the stands are white, calling it “white on white hate.” Jalen Rose, a couple of years ago, had a different interpretation of why he hated Duke. The Big Lead

March 4, 2014 Updates

Here’s what Hill, who will work for Turner’s NCAA March Madness studio team, had to say about Parker. On Parker’s NBA readiness: “But he is as close to being an NBA prospect right now as you’re going to find in college. He is the real deal. He is talented, he is a good person. The thing that impressed me is the way he uses his size and strength—he is NBA-ready, physically. He is a special player and I think he will be a great NBA player.” Sporting News

On what Parker can improve heading into the NBA: “Defense. He can improve in all areas. But defensively, he plays as a center, but in the NBA he will get time as a 3 or as a stretch 4. As you know, a lot of guys now are hybrids, the stretch 4s, they’re between 3s and 4s. I think, defensively, he is learning now how to guard those guys. But that is the only weakness.” Sporting News

March 3, 2014 Updates

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