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Posted June 3, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

NBA Great Grant Hill Announces Retirement After 19-Year Career! [Video]

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“I’m glad to say, I’m done,” Hill said on TNT, in advance of  Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Pacers. ”I’m officially retired. Moving on from playing. I had a great run. I’m announcing it now. … I’ve been hinting at it the last few years, you get to a point where you just don’t want to do it any more. But I’ve enjoyed it, I’ve loved it.” – nba

The Los Angeles Clippers today announced that seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill will retire after 19 seasons.

For more than two decades, Hill, 40, has been one of the most recognizable basketball players in the world, highlighted by a standout collegiate career at Duke, an Olympic gold medal with Team USA at the 1996 Olympics and an illustrious NBA career that saw him earn five All-NBA honors and the 1994-95 Co-Rookie of the Year Award.

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Hill finishes his career with averages of 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.2 steals in 33.9 minutes per game. In his only season in Los Angeles, Hill appeared in 29 games and averaged 3.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 15.1 minutes per game. He appeared in his 1,000th NBA game on Jan. 15, 2013 against the Houston Rockets. Hill played in 1,026 total NBA games (972 starts) and connected on 48.3 percent of his field goals, 31.4 percent from behind the 3-point line and 76 percent of his free throws over his career. – LAClippers

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OF Lock and well-liked NBA Great Grant Hill went from a two-time championship breed at Duke to a top-scorer in the NBA (Detroit Pistons) with the quickness! The quiet storm (seven-time All Star) quickly faded due to an improperly diagnosed ankle injury! In the 1999-2000 season with the Detroit Pistons in which Hill averaged 25.8 ppg and a combined 11.8 rebound/assists per game! In March 2000, Hill went down with an ankle injury and was told he had a sprained ankle and could come back for the Playoffs! Hill ended up playing on a broken ankle for two games of the Playoffs (against the Heat) before dropping out from the reality of his injury! Hill went to the Orlando Magic in the off-season, but the next few seasons kept trying to come back too early and could eventually only drive to his left (left ankle surgeries)! Around 2002, Hill even quietly endured a staph infection in his ankle! Grant Hill would have another day when he finally signed with the Phoenix Suns in 2007, and played the next five seasons under a great medical staff only missing six games per season during that span! Hill finished his career with the LA Clippers, but after only playing limited minutes in 29 games this season, he decided it was time to hang ’em up! Check out his parting remarks, announcement and more above… Plus check out career highlight reels below!

Grant Hill Retires:

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A Look Back At Grant Hill’s Career:

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