"Something All Our Own", The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art.

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  • "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
    Bill Cosby
  • "The important thing is never to stop questioning."
    Albert Einstein
  • "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. "
    By Song of Solomon VIII,7
  • "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. "
    Maya Angelou
  • "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
    Ayn Rand
  • "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. "
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops."
    Henry Brooks Adams
  • "But did thee feel the earth move? "
    Ernest [Miller] Hemingway (1899 - 1961)
  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought."
    Albert Szent-Gyorgi , 1937 Nobel Prize winner
  • "God puts something good and loveable in every man His hands create."
    Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • "It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company."
    George Washington
  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today."
    Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968)
  • "Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!"
    Elizabeth Barret Browning
  • "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • "One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain."
    Bob Marley
  • "Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder."
    Nikita Khruschev
  • "A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on."
    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
  • "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965)
  • "Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"
    Mahatma Gandhi
  • "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
    Walt Disney
  • "Wisdom begins in wonder."
    Socrates
  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • "You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
    Indira Gandhi
  • "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
    Abraham Lincoln
  • "The only way to have a friend is to be one."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
    Ayn Rand
  • "Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society."
    William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "The truth is more important than the facts."
    Frank Lloyd Wright
  • "Dreams are the touchstones of our personality."
    Henry David Thoreau
  • "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • "I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • "Do or do not. There is no try."
    Yoda, character in "The Empire Strikes Back"
  • "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
  • "Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Keep up the good work and only good can come out of it."
    Anonymous
  • "I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."
    Booker T. Washington
  • "Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!"
    Elizabeth Barret Browning
  • "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
    Maya Angelou (1928 - )
  • "A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush"
    English Proverb
  • "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends"
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
  • "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
    Maya Angelou (1928 - )

Grant’s Stats and Professional Highlights

2012-2013

  • Host, NBA Inside Stuff, NBA TV
  • NBA Analyst, Turner Sports (TNT and NBA TV)
  • Retired after a 19-year career in the NBA
  • One of 17 players in NBA history with over 17,000 points, 6,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists
  • Finished his career with averages of 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.2 steals in 33.9 minutes per game
  • Played in 1,026 total NBA games (972 stars) and connected on 48.3 percent of his field goals, 31.4 percent from behind the 3-point line, and 76 percent of this free throws over his career
  • By the end of his sixth NBA season, had amassed 9,393 points, 3,417 rebounds, and 2,720 assists. The only three players in NBA history to top these scoring, rebounding and assist totals in their first six season are Lebron James, Larry Bird, and Oscar Robertson
  • At 40, was the NBA's oldest player during the 2012-13 season
  • Inducted into Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into the Washington Hall of Champions

2011-2012

  • Named winner of the 2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Mannie Jackson - Basketball's Human Spirit Award
  • Currently ranks #81 in the NBA's all-time scoring list with 16,545 total career points
  • Tied for second on the NBA's active players All-Time Triple-Double leaders list with 29 career triple-doubles
  • In 38 career playoff games, averaged 13.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg and 3.6 apg

2010-2011

  • Started in 80 regular season games.
  • Averaged 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists
  • First active player elected to serve on the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Governors
  • Second-time recipient of the 2010-11 Dan Majerle Hustle Award which is presented to the Suns player who most personifies the qualities of Dan Majerle, who, as Phoenix Suns Chairman and CEO Jerry Colangelo said "gave maximum effort in every game, every practice in everything he did."

2009-2010

  • Appeared and started in 81 regular season games, and 16 playoff games
  • Averaged 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists
  • Posted .523 Field-Goal percentage and .808 Free Throw percentage
  • Advanced past the first round of the playoffs for the first time in his career as the Suns defeated Portland and swept San Antonio to reach the Western Conference Finals
  • Recipient of the Joe Dumars trophy, the NBA's Sportsmanship Award for the third time; first time that a player has received the award more than once

2008-2009

  • For the first time in his 15 year NBA career, appeared in all 82 games
  • Averaged 12.0 points, 4.90 rebounds, and 2.3 assists
  • Posted .523 Field-Goal percentage and .808 Free Throw percentage
  • Ended the season with a double-double (27 points, 10 rebounds) against Golden State Warriors in season finale (04/15/09)
  • Capped season with 186 assists, 90 steals, 54 blocks, 405 rebounds

2007-2008

  • Signed a two-year deal with a second-year player option with the Phoenix Suns on July 11th 2007
  • Averaged 31.7 minutes, 5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 13.1 points per game (2007-08)
  • Recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the 2007-08 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner, marking the first time that a player has received the award more than once.
  • Recipient of the 2007-08 Dan Majerle Hustle Award which is presented to the Suns player who most personifies the qualities of Dan Majerle, who, as Phoenix Suns Chairman and CEO Jerry Colangelo said “gave maximum effort in every game, every practice… in everything he did.”

2006-2007

  • Led the Magic to their 1st playoff berth since the 2002-2003 season
  • Awarded the 2006 Magic Johnson Award, by the Professional Basketball Writers Association, which honors an NBA player who combines excellence on the court with outstanding cooperation with the media and, by extension, the fans
  • In his 1st playoff appearance since 2000 Hill averaged 15.0 Points per Game (PPG), 3.8 Assists per Game (APG) and 5.5 Rebounds Per Game (RPG)
  • Ranked 20th in the NBA in Field-Goal percentage with .518
  • Played in his longest game since 2000 with 48 minutes played
  • Averaged 14.4 Points per Game (PPG), 2.1 Assists per Game (APG) and 3.6 Rebounds Per Game (RPG) during the regular season
  • Scored a season high 25 points in the win over the Sixers

2005-2006

  • Was limited to only 21 games due to his ongoing groin injuries
  • His injury was diagnosed as a sports hernia due to uneven pressure on Grant’s feet while running
  • Averaged 15.1 Points per Game (PPG), 2.3 Assists per Game (APG) and 3.8 Rebounds Per Game (RPG)
  • Completed 18 field goals against Golden State in December

2004-2005

  • 7th time NBA All-Star
  • Played and started in 67 games for Orlando, averaging 19.7 ppg., 4.7 rpg., 3.3 apg. and a team-best 1.45 stlpg. in 34.9 minpg.
  • Started for the Eastern Conference in the 2005 All-Star Game.
  • Has recorded 29 career triple-doubles.
  • Winner of the NBA's Sportsmanship Award (Joe Dumars trophy)
  • Shot career-best .509 (517-1,015) from the floor and .821 (280-341) from the free throw line.
  • Ranked 15th in the NBA in field goal percentage.
  • Led (or tied) the team in scoring 22 times, in rebounding twice and in assists 10 times.

2003-2004

  • Grant missed the entire season after undergoing a fourth operation on his left ankle and a staph infection that caused his temperature to soar and his body to go into shock which resulted in a fifth surgery.

2002-2003

  • Grant Hill returned to the court after sitting out for one season due to left ankle surgery.
  • After playing in 27 games, Grant’s ankle was re-injured and underwent a fourth operation which was the most extensive — his heel was broken and re-aligned with his leg.

2001-2002

  • Grant Hill returned to the court after sitting out for one season due to left ankle surgery.
  • On November 24th, Grant missed his first game of the season when he sustained a left foot sprain in Charlotte, NC against the Hornets. The Magic performed testing and x-rays on his ankle and placed Grant on the Injured Reserve List on December 7th.
  • On December 19th, the Magic announced that he will be out for the rest of the season and will undergo surgery to remove a bone spur in his left ankle.
  • Hill competed in 14 games, averaging 16.8 ppg., 8.9 rpg. and 4.6 apg., 1.75 steals, in 36.6 minpg. He led the team with five double-doubles. Hill led (or tied) the team in scoring twice, in rebounding a team-best eight times and in assists five times.

2000-2001

  • The Orlando Magic obtained NBA All-Star Forward Hill on Aug. 3 in a sign-and-trade deal with Detroit in exchange for Chucky Atkins and Ben Wallace
  • On October 31, 2000, Grant returned to the court after 6 months of ankle rehabilitation
  • Played in four games, averaging 13.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.25 steals in 33.3 minutes per game
  • Placed on the Injured Reserve list for 6 weeks, and ended season undergoing a second repair on his medial malleolus (inside bone on his left ankle) on January 3rd 2001
  • Named to the 2000-2001 All-Star team for the sixth time

1999-2000

  • In 74 games, averaged 25.8 ppg on .489 shooting with 6.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 37.5 minutes
  • Most productive season to date, scoring 40-plus four times, including back-to-back games of 42 points (1/3/00 and 1/5/00). Also, topped 30 points 29 times (compared with eight 30 plus games in 1998-1999).
  • His scoring (25.8), free throw percentage (.795) and three point percentage (.347) were all career-highs
  • 1/8/00 vs. Minnesota scored 40 points with nine assists and six rebounds in 42 minutes-was the fifth 40-plus game of his career
  • 1/5/00 at Atlanta scored a game high tying 42 points with nine rebounds and six assists in 43 minutes
  • Second-highest scoring game of his career 1/3/00 at Orlando; scored a season high 42 points with eight assists and seven rebounds in 44 minutes
  • 11/2/99 at Miami scored a game high 41 points with nine rebounds and five assists in 52 minutes
  • Hit 34-three pointers this season passing his previous five year career total (22), tallied 13 double doubles and led the Pistons in scoring 44 times.
  • Started his third straight All-Star Game
  • Selected to the 2000 Olympic Dream Team at the Australia Games
  • Missed five games due to a hip contusion suffered 1/22/00 at Chicago
  • Missed the final three games of the season due to a break in the left ankle
  • On April 28, 2000 had surgical repair performed on his medial malleolus (inside bone on his left ankle)

1998-1999

  • Named Second team All-NBA
  • Only Piston to start all 50 of the team's games
  • Led the team in minutes (1852), points (1053), rebounds (355), assists (300), field goals made (384) and free throws made (285)
  • Led the team in charges taken with 24
  • Finished 10th in the NBA in scoring at 21.1 points per game and 17th in assists at 6.0 per game
  • Scored in double figures in 48 of 50 games played
  • Scored 20 or more points 24 times this season, 25 or more points 18 times, 30 or more points eight times and 40 or more points once
  • Led Detroit in scoring 28 of 50 games this year
  • Led the team in rebounding 16 times and assists 31 times
  • Posted eight double-doubles and one triple-double, the 29th of his career versus Utah on 3/21
  • Scored a career-high 46 points versus Washington on 2/8, getting a Detroit record 31 in the game's first half
  • Tied a Palace record with the 46-point output for most points in a game by an individual
  • Hit 14-21 field goals and a career-high 18-22 free throws in a game

1997-1998

  • Named second team All-NBA
  • Selected to the NBA's All-Interview team in 1997
  • Led Pistons in scoring 41 times, rebounding 28 times and assist 65 times, playing in a team-best 81 of 82 games
  • Led Pistons in games played (81), minutes (3294), points (1712), field goals made (615), free throws made (479), assists (551) and steals (143)
  • Recorded four triple-doubles this year –vs. Charlotte (4/12), vs. the Lakers (4/5), vs. Vancouver (11/9) and vs. Phoenix (12/3) giving him 28 for his career, tying Michael Jordan for the fourth highest career numbers since the league began keeping totals
  • Had nine double-doubles and two triple-doubles in the team’s final 15 games, recording 31 double-doubles for the season
  • Scored 20 or more points 44 times, 25 or more points 25 times, 30 or more points 10 times and 35 or more points four times
  • Totaled a season-high 37 points and tied his career-high in steals with six in 44 minutes at Indiana on 1/14
  • Tied his career- high in assists with 14 in the Vancouver game on 11/9
  • Only the 15th player in modern NBA history to lead his team in points, rebounds and assists
  • Started for the Eastern Conference in his fourth straight All-Star Game, totaling 15 points, three rebounds and five assists
  • Named to represent USA Basketball at the 1998 FIBA Men’s World Championship

1996-1997

  • Named first team All-NBA for the first time in his career
  • Averaged a career-high 21.4 points per game while shooting a career-best .496 from the field.
  • Played 80 of the team’s 82 games
  • Led the Piston’s in minutes (3,147),points (1,710), rebounds (721), assists (583) and steals(144) for the second straight season
  • Totaled a league-leading 13 triple-doubles (24 career triple-doubles)
  • Netted a career-high 38 points at Milwaukee in the season’s final Game on April 20, 1997
  • Grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds twice
  • Scored 34 points while grabbing 15 rebounds and passing for 14 assists in a career-high 53 minutes at the LA Lakers on January 18, 1997
  • Started his third straight All-Star Game
  • Winner of the league’s IBM Award, which measures a player’s Overall contributions to his team
  • Selected to the All-Interview first team
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  • Gold Medallist on the 1996 Dream Team at the Atlanta Games
  • Averaged 9.7 points, 3.5 assists and 2.9 rebounds

1995-1996

  • Named second team All-NBA for the first time
  • Finished the season as only the 15th player in modern NBA history to lead his team in points (1,618), rebounds (783) and assists (548)
  • Led the NBA with 10 triple-doubles, and posted 32 double-doubles
  • Led the Pistons in scoring 33 times, rebounding 45 times and assists 66 times
  • Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds three different times
  • Passed for a career high 13 assists twice
  • Started in his second NBA All-Star game, once again leading the league in voting with 1,358,004 votes, scoring 14 points in the game
  • A member of the Gold Medal winning Dream Team III at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta

1994-1995

  • Selected with the third pick overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 1994 NBA Draft
  • NBA Co-Rookie of the Year Award, along with Jason Kidd
  • First rookie in NBA history to lead the league in All Star votes
  • First rookie in all major sports to get the most votes for an All-Star game.
  • Selected to the NBA All-Star Team
  • Started 69 of 70 games, averaging 38.3 minutes per game with a total of 2,678 minutes played
  • Selected with the third pick overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 1994 NBA Draft
  • Led the Pistons in steals (124), averaging 1.77 steals per game
  • Led the team with an average of 19.9 points per game
  • Led the Pistons in total points (1,394)
  • Set career highs in points (33), rebounds (16), field goals (13), free throws (16), and assists (353)
  • Shot .477 (508-1,064) from the floor and .732 (374-511) from the line