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Hill: At first, Clippers 'weren't the team' for him

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08:06 AM ET 09.19 | Basketball fans aren't the only folks who will find it odd to see Grant Hill in a Clippers uniform. [During a Monday radio interview, Hill was asked] how the Clippers came from off his radar: "It's interesting. I had dinner with Chauncey when I was in town in Vegas covering the Olympic team and we didn't even talk about the Clippers. It didn't even come up. We hung out and talked about other things. And then I met with Vinny really almost as a favor, just because I had known him, played against him and he had worked for the Suns my first year. I just really liked what he was saying. They really weren't the team that I was looking at." ... Hill on [Steve Nash] going to the Lakers: "That's like transferring from Duke and going to Carolina."

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September 19, 2012  08:31 AM ET

After all them years sticking up Orlando you should consider yourself to be a very rich stickup artis that people have interest in. You can still play granted, but you're no longer a stalwart con man!

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September 19, 2012  08:33 AM ET

If Nash going to the Lakers is like transferring from Duke to UNC, is his going to the Clippers like him transferring from Duke to NC State??

September 19, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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After all them years sticking up Orlando you should consider yourself to be a very rich stickup artis that people have interest in. You can still play granted, but you're no longer a stalwart con man!

I'm pretty sure Hill didn't injure himself on purpose.

September 19, 2012  08:55 AM ET

I can't believe Grant Hill would be playing on any team at this point.

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September 19, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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I can't believe Grant Hill would be playing on any team at this point.

I had what seemed like a six or seven year hiatis from bb action so his legs are somewhat kinda fresh with a little life in them........you gotta remember the only time he use them was when he was knee deep in his wife's **** hittin it all the while lacing his pockets deep wit the Magic's cash.....whatta a life. C'mon Grant, pass me somma yo mojo!

September 19, 2012  09:08 AM ET

*He had what seemed

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September 19, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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I'm pretty sure Hill didn't injure himself on purpose.

Right...its not like he was dogging it. The man was chronically injured...although its interesting to note that he along with McGrady, Shaq and Penny all said the ORL training staff wasnt that good and that the staff in Phoenix rejuvenated their bodies. There could be something there...

Grant is a warrior, class in the flesh...never heard anything but good about this guy since DUKE. Pro sports needs more Grant Hills

September 19, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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Pro sports needs more Grant Hills

I could not agree more.

September 19, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Right City But The Wrong Team, Bro.

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September 19, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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He took Orlando's money for 7 years and then ran away to Phx rather than help Orlando. He's just another selfish rich jerk. Fake classy guy.

As a Magic fan who live through that period, I do not agree. When he finally did get "healed" there was no guarantee he'd be playing at the level he is now. It was in the mutual interest of both parties to go their own ways.

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September 19, 2012  11:58 AM ET
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Not true. The Magic wanted him to stay but he wanted to go win a title with Phoenix who was a top team at that point. He could have helped mentor Dwight. Orlando had as rookie in the starting lineup when they went to the Finals. Grant would have been perfect.Grant took the money and left.

So...you are mad at Grant but NOT Dwight?? Hmmm...come on MMA, thought you were better than that. How do you know that ORL didnt want Grant any more? Or how about the issue wit his ankle? He had already heard that PHX trainers are miracle workers so maybe he thought to do what was best for his body. Im just sayin...There are plenty of guys who dog it and "steal" money. Grant isnt one of those guys...he could have walked away with the guaranteed contract and NOT try to play again but he gave his all year in and year out while in ORL but it just didnt work out. Maybe its the karma of that city??

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September 19, 2012  12:13 PM ET

WOW! A Clipper thread.

Good luck to the Clippers. May the odds be ever in your favor.



Except when playing the Lakers of course. Hehehehehehe

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