Following his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Grant Hill has signed a lifetime endorsement deal contract with Fila, the sneaker company he was with when he entered the NBA in 1994.
"Fila was there for my first professional steps on the court," Hill said. "We have now come full circle, and I am thrilled to be a part of the family once again."
Grant Hill had quite a collection of impressive dunks during his four years as a Blue Devil, including his unbelievable alley oop during the 1991 national championship game against Kansas that helped send the message that Duke had arrived as a premier program. I’d make the case that Hill is the most versatile player in Duke history, playing every position on the floor at various points during his college career. The alley oop is the signature play, but let’s not forget the time he also dunked on Tim Duncan on the road at Wake Forest.
The 2018 NBA playoffs have already delivered some fun, compelling series that have elevated some rivalries and raised the star power of some of the leagues' most prominent names.
However, many people, even basketball fans, have argued that the NBA playoffs are too long, as they begin in mid-April with the Finals concluding in mid-June.
But to NBA Hall of Famer, Turner Sports NBA analyst, and Vice Chairman of the Atlanta Hawks Grant Hill, the system is just right. While speaking to Business Insider, Hill explained that he thinks the league's current format is perfect.
Grant Hill was one of the most decorated college athletes the NCAA had ever seen, but injuries in the NBA made for a bumpy road on his way to Springfield.
Hill was a member of the Duke Blue Devils during one of their most historic runs in school history. They won back-to-back NCAA Championships in 1991 and 1992. Hill followed up being named consensus second-team All-American in 1993 to being named consensus first-team All-American in 1994.
Duke basketball has a long and glorious history. Older fans idolize Dick Groat. Art Heyman was the life of the party and a bull in a china shop. Jack Marin was elegant perfection.
In the ‘70s, Tate Armstrong was great on terrible teams. Then came Jim Spanarkel, Mike Gminski, Kenny Dennard and Gene Banks, two of Duke’s greatest bon vivants.
The Krzyzewski era is full of great players. Where do you even start? Johnny Dawkins, Danny Ferry, Shane Battier - it would take a while just to get through the retired jerseys.
No one is more respected though than Grant Hill.
Jason Kidd, Steve Nash and Grant Hill have been notified of their election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
“Hill was a two-time national champion and two-time All-American at Duke, but injuries kept him from reaching the same heights in the NBA during his 19-year career. He still made seven All-Star appearances, was an All-NBA first team honoree in 1996-97 and won a gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.”