Play long enough, and you'll hear the strangest things. Like young opponents trying to pay respect to Grant Hill.
"Hey man, you're playing great!"
And before Hill can smile or even respond, the caveat appears.
"I had your shoes when I was in seventh grade." Or: "I didn't know you had gray hair!"
Most people complain long and loud if they have to work on Christmas Day. Veteran NBA forward Grant Hill isn't among them.
Growing up in the Washington D.C. area, Suns forward Grant Hill was used to digesting politics with his meatloaf at the dinner table. With a mother that was once suitemates with Hillary Clinton at Wellesley College, it only seemed natural that Hill would be not only monitoring Tuesday’s election, but playing a role in it.
Grant Hill had waited so long to start a season like his first with the Phoenix Suns.
He was happy. Healthy. Playing long minutes and playing every night, contributing to a winning, veteran team on both ends and running the floor like he was turning back a clock.
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NEW YORK – Grant Hill of the Phoenix Suns is the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the 2007-08 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner, the NBA announced today.