Top 5 Grant Hill Moments of All-Time
Grant Hill retired this week after an impressive 19-year career. Here are his Top 5 moments of all-time.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Kids might not remember, but when Hill came into the league he was crossing up Jordan and putting up triple-doubles like it was nothing.
#5. Hill crosses up Michael Jordan.
It’s a rare thing indeed when someone came put this on their highlight reel. In this video clip Hill crosses up MJ in his prime. This makes the list for rarity alone. This is like having a 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card. Shit is rare.
#4. Olympic Gold Medal
I feel a gold medal needs to make the list. The thing with Hill’s career is he has so many highlights, amazing plays, and amazing games, it almost didn’t. Keep in mind the 1996 Summer Olympics was only Hill’s second year in the league. He lead the team in steals and had the team’s 5th highest scoring average. Please keep in mind this team had guys like Karl Malone, Reggie Miller, Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, and Shaq on it.
#3 Triple-Double against Bulls 1997.
This is vintage Grant Hill. He drops this triple-double against one of the best defensive teams around. This is the Chicago Bulls back in Jordan’s prime. In the 11 meetings of Hill’s Pistons against Jordan’s Bulls, Hill averaged 23 points, 9 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.9 blocks, and shot 47% from the field.
#2 Triple-Double against Lakers 1997.
This is no starter-kit triple-double. No, Hill got his with authority going off for 34 points, 15 rebounds and 14 assists in this game against Los Angeles that demonstrates just how dominant a player he was in the late 90s and early 00s.
#1. Dunk Facials
Grant Hill was one of the original posterizers. He put everyone on his posters. The best-of-the-best. Don’t forget for a moment how nasty Hill was at getting to the rim and throwing it down. His #1 moment is delivering facials on the best shot-blockers of all time. I’m talking about Alonzo Morning and Dikembe Mutombo. Watch and enjoy. This will make you smile. Oh, and forgive the horrible music. I have no idea what that crap is about.
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