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Grant Hill
Grant Hill
Position: -
Born: 10/05/72
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Earnings: $111,547,650 ($146,437,616*)
Earlier in his career, Dudley, 33, learned from veterans such as Derek Anderson with the Charlotte Bobcats and Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Jason Richardson with the Phoenix Suns. Anderson was at the end of his career and showed Dudley the importance of professionalism and how to conduct himself with coaches. Richardson’s mentality on the court in the prime of his career registered with Dudley. On the team bus and planes, Dudley spent time with Nash and Hill and picked up keys to longevity in the NBA as an older veteran. During timeouts, Dudley is usually doing lunges and squats to activate his muscles. It’s a similar routine to Nash’s from their time together in Phoenix.
“Grant Hill was — he gave me so much — professionalism can keep you in the league two or three years longer than you’re supposed to,” Dudley said. “For me, I think that it’s a talent to be a good veteran on a young team because you have to sacrifice, you have to be outspoken, and you have to be able to call guys out in a way that they understand.” “I would say from Nash, it’s never get too high on the win and never get too low on the loss,” Dudley added. “That’s what he said to me when we lost our first game of the playoffs versus Portland at home. We ended up winning the series. Always stay even-keeled.”
That wouldn’t be the case in the N.B.A., said Grant Hill, the co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks, who was also on the panel. “I believe if there was a Colin Kaepernick in the N.B.A., he’d be playing. I’ve talked to our managing partner about this plenty of times; we would be supportive of any of our athletes and their willingness to engage, to speak out on various issues.”
When asked why he sees star players looking to get involved in ownership after they retire maybe more than with other sports leagues, Grant Hill sees the dynamic of the NBA’s leadership with its players being critical. “I can’t speak to the other sports, but I think the NBA is progressive,” Hill said. “It may be part of the relationship that the league has with its players. I really feel that it is a partnership that leads to the value and the perspectives that a former player can have once they retire.”
“I had good relationships with all the owners I played under, with my last season with the Clippers the exception,” said Hill. “So, I was privy to a lot of information around the moving parts of a team, but I had no idea. Doesn’t matter if you’re a former player or an executive from another industry that’s getting involved in ownership, there is always a learning curve.”
Who might be able to move into a position as a majority owner in the future? Could someone like Kevin Durant, who has been active in venture capital pull it off? Maybe, but Hill is more than aware of who has the biggest pull in the league right now. “It would be hard for any one player to purchase a team outright, but if anyone might be able to get into majority ownership at a high level, you have to look to Lebron [James].”