See the names have all changed since I been around. But the game ain’t the same since I left out. Welcome back. Welcome back. Welcome back. -John Sebastian
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Anyone who remembers Grant Hill’s four years at Duke, likes loves this dude. What’s not to love? Two- time Charlie. Two titles. Two titles in a row. Played for another one. Best defensive player in the country. Chicks dig the long ball. Coaches dig defense. Let’s not get too carried away. This dude played some offense. There’s not much he didn’t do.
He was NBA Rookie the Year. He made All-Star team after All Star team. All-NBA first team. Led the NBA in triple-doubles. Twice. Get the papers, get the papers. First player since Larry Legend to average 20 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists in a season. Nobody’s done it since. Nobody. Joined the Stilt and Elgin Baylor as the only players in NBA history to lead their teams in scoring, rebounding and assists more than once. Then the ankle. Yickkkk. The ankle. Never really the same since.
He is now. Last night, Grant Hill scored twenty-three big points in Phoenix’s win against Houston. Hill has now played in all seventy-five Suns games this season. All seventy-five. That equals his career high for consecutive games played within one season. Grant played seventy-five straight games for the Pistons in 1996-97, his third year in the NBA, but he has never played every game in a full 82-game season. This just might be his year.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!