Grant Hill: Sixth Man

by September 24, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

A few years ago, I remember this one basketball magazine putting Grant Hill on its cover with the following headline: “Just Like Mike. Only Better.” I can’t recall the mag’s name, though …

Anyway, whoever they are, imagine their surprise when they find out that Grant Hill might be demoted to the bench, in favor of Matt Freakin’ Barnes and his faux-hawk.

The East Valley Tribune has more:

“We’ve added some really good depth with people like Matt and Goran (Dragic) and Robin (Lopez), and we should all be a fresher bunch as a result,” Hill said. “I’ve started and I’m used to starting, but it doesn’t matter. What makes us the best team? What gives us the best chance?”

“I want to be at my best at the end. Whatever it takes to get me there, I’m in favor of.”

Honestly, is there anything more depressing than the injuries G.Hill has had to endure over the years?