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Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 at 1:10 pm  |  23 responses

NBA Players React to Grant Hill’s Retirement

A tweetcap.

Grant Hill announced his retirement Saturday night, after which many players around the NBA took to Twitter to show their respect for the future Hall of Famer. Roll through the gallery above to see what they had to say.

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  • roscoe

    since no one else will say it, I will:

    It’s great to see someone who needed to retire finally retire.

    #move out of the way old timers

  • The Seed

    Not to be mean, he is not an Hall of Famer. Maybe for college basketball.

  • Adam Figman

    It’s not the NBA Hall of Fame, it’s the Basketball Hall of Fame. Dude is a lock.

  • Mars

    This gives J Kidd even more credibility. Ray Ray still ballin too. But these YOUNG GUNS…EHH EHH. Dem naw ready fi dis yet bwoy!

  • Lloyd

    I think all Grant Hill’s former teammates should make a tribute video of them all singing “I’m Officially Missin U”.

  • RKJ92

    You’re so beyond f*cking retarded it’s unbelievable..

  • spit hot fiyah

    book it!

  • spit hot fiyah

    j kidd should follow his lead, he almost went a MONTH without making a shot

  • Fat Lever

    Pretty sure Hill could have still played solely for his locker room contributions and the intangibles he brought off the court for younger players. Locker room dynamics are so important and Hill, it looked like, was great at that.

    Also, on a lesser note, I don’t think you understand how the hashtag thing works. First of all it’s for Twitter, 2nd of all I don’t think you can have spaces in your hashtag.

    #try again please

  • lex

    Sprite commercial I’ll never forget that one

  • AndyK415

    He was definitely on his way to being a HOF player for the NBA early in his career though.

  • BugEyes

    He is one of those players that you look back and say if he didn’t injure his ankles and knees so many times he could of easily scored 20000+

  • roscoe

    don’t be upset bc your an aging SLAM forum troll.

  • roscoe

    #granthillneedsdepends

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Pure respect. Congrats on a great career. It’s cool that, because of his longevity, so many guys who grew up idolizing him got to experience being teammates with him too.

  • Ugh

    Better to be a has-been than a never-was, pal.

  • Ugh

    If Bill Walton is in, Grant Hill should be. His play at Duke was sensational.

  • Mike From Spain

    I agree. It would be great to see you retire

  • playa

    Umm his play in the nba was SO MUCH BETTER, he was never go to guy in college,so i dont know what you are talking about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.brodes Jay Brodes

    congrats GHIll. sad to see you retire..tnt up next..i think he will be a great analyst/announcer if he does not follow dad to DC. to be honest he could better serve our government. we need good people like him there!

  • Peter Walsh

    Met G.Hill a year ago for a story…after our interview, he took some time out to chat about hoops / life / etc… Something I’ll never forget. Great player, even better person.

  • http://twitter.com/smileyoufckers Bryan

    17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists in his senior year? Who was the leader on that team?

  • robb

    Besides his great talent and those amazing first years in the league, I’ll always admire how Grant never gave up. Ever. He kept fighting, year after year after year. I find it hard to believe that a guy with so many injuries would finish his career after 19 years. That people, that’s true love for the game. I remember watching those Sprite commercials when I was a kid and thinking how great Grant was as a player but 19 years after that, I see Grant Hill as somebody who taught fans, and players an important lesson: If you love something fight for it. Don’t give up. There’s a japanese proverb I like:

    Nana korobi ya oki, which means: fall seven times, stand up eight. That’s Grant Hill folks.

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