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09:45 AM ET 11.20 | Anyone waiting for Grant Hill's pre-retirement tour around the league, and his expected start in politics, better prepare to wait a lot longer. There are too many career milestones out there awaiting him. Hill is the third-oldest player in NBA today, trailing Shaquille O'Neal in Boston and Kurt Thomas in Chicago (who both also are 38), but he likely will outlast the other two. "The way I feel now, I want to go another couple of seasons,'' he told FanHouse Thursday night before another very efficient performance for his Phoenix Suns. "I'd like to be playing when I'm 40.''

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November 20, 2010  10:12 AM ET

Hmmm...he missed a ton of years in ORL so, perhaps he plays younger than his age. Even so, he'll be playing for vet min if he's playing at 40.

November 20, 2010  10:49 AM ET
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Hmmm...he missed a ton of years in ORL so, perhaps he plays younger than his age. Even so, he'll be playing for vet min if he's playing at 40.

lol ouch. that one was below the belt. playing in phoenix has made him injury free. didnt he also miss a bunch of year in detroit?

November 20, 2010  11:00 AM ET

If he comes off the bench, ok. The Suns need to be looking to the future...

November 20, 2010  11:10 AM ET

time flew by so fast, i was still a little kid when he was in Detroit....

November 20, 2010  11:13 AM ET

Just keep milking the cow, Bro.

November 20, 2010  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hmmm...he missed a ton of years in ORL so, perhaps he plays younger than his age. Even so, he'll be playing for vet min if he's playing at 40.

grant missed most of 4 years in orl and as long as he is helping a team - playing for the vet min is not as bad as you might think - at about $1.4 million per year for 9 months per year work ( wish i had that gig )

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November 20, 2010  12:05 PM ET
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lol ouch. that one was below the belt. playing in phoenix has made him injury free. didnt he also miss a bunch of year in detroit?

Of knocking Grant, just saying the truth. He was healthy in Detroit right up until the end.

November 20, 2010  12:07 PM ET
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grant missed most of 4 years in orl and as long as he is helping a team - playing for the vet min is not as bad as you might think - at about $1.4 million per year for 9 months per year work ( wish i had that gig )

I'd gladly play ball for the vet min. If he's willing too as well, he'll find takers, whereas I will not. Lol

November 20, 2010  12:13 PM ET

Greg Oden should take some solace hearing from Grant. Oden still has 15 years to get to where Grant is :-) Plenty of time for surgeries and more missed seasons.

November 20, 2010  12:39 PM ET

Seems he wants to go out with a bang.

November 20, 2010  12:44 PM ET
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Greg Oden should take some solace hearing from Grant. Oden still has 15 years to get to where Grant is :-) Plenty of time for surgeries and more missed seasons.

Hill was able to "deliver the goods" before his foot injuries. Oden is a bust. He won't be given the opportunities Grant Hill has had.

November 20, 2010  12:49 PM ET
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Hill was able to "deliver the goods" before his foot injuries. Oden is a bust. He won't be given the opportunities Grant Hill has had.

Also - The nature of the injuries are different too. Hill was a superstar before he got hurt.

When was Oden ever more than just a prospect with a lot of potential?

November 20, 2010  01:00 PM ET
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Hill was able to "deliver the goods" before his foot injuries. Oden is a bust. He won't be given the opportunities Grant Hill has had.

Well stated. Hill recovered from a freak injury, Oden is injury prone.

November 20, 2010  01:23 PM ET
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Hill was able to "deliver the goods" before his foot injuries. Oden is a bust. He won't be given the opportunities Grant Hill has had.

Grant was solid in Detroit, until the ankle injury at the end.

His time in Orlando was injury-filled, but, he's been valuable and productive in Phoenix.

He's enjoyed an overall good NBA career and has always been a good athlete.

November 20, 2010  01:24 PM ET
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Also - The nature of the injuries are different too. Hill was a superstar before he got hurt. When was Oden ever more than just a prospect with a lot of potential?

Exactly...

... still not an established NBA player.

Hill was an all star at Detroit until the ankle injury.

November 20, 2010  02:23 PM ET

Add him to the list of NBA's daily departed... Iverson, Marbury, Eddy Curry, Greg Oden... their NBA days are over like Miami's championship aspiration cos they got Bron & Bosh...

November 20, 2010  02:25 PM ET

He doesn't have near the miles on his legs and body that others his age would normally have. He was always a class guy, and good citizen. Too bad his youth was robbed by injuries.

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