Grant and Calvin Hill Talk About Team Ownership, The Clashing World of Cultural Issues and The Challenges of Professional Athletes Today
Features most recent and timely sit-down with the NFL Legend and his Superstar NBA son
After the 2012-13 regular season ended, former NBA star Grant Hill was in demand on and off the court. Not only did the Los Angeles Clippers want him back, but after he retired on June 1, several television networks reached out to one of the most respected, articulate and intelligent players in the league.
Grant Hill celebrated his 41st birthday last month, and on that day he was on the Duke campus, appearing at an event to mark the 50th anniversary of black students attending the university.
As it turned out, the Nets were holding training camp on campus that week, so Hill stopped by practice with plans to tape a segment for his new gig. Hill has begun work this fall as an analyst for Turner Sports and NBA TV.
All-New Original Episodes to Premiere Saturday, Nov. 2, at Noon ET
NBA Inside Stuff, the ground-breaking sports and entertainment all-access show, is coming to NBA TV with brand-new episodes featuring co-hosts Grant Hill and Kristen Ledlow set to debut Saturday, Nov. 2, at Noon ET. The series, which last aired in 2005, will combine some of the franchise’s most celebrated segments – redefined versions of “Jam Session” and “Rewind” – with in-depth interviews highlighting some of the NBA’s biggest stars and more, all packaged with a fresh new look.
Washington, D.C. - Seven-time NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist Grant Hill has announced his retirement from professional basketball after 19 seasons in the NBA. At 40 years of age, Hill has amassed over 17,000 points, 6,000 rebounds, 4,000 assists and ends his career as the oldest active player in the league.
President Obama recently announced that Grant Hill will be joining seven others as his delegates for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony in London. Alongside Mrs. Obama, Olympic medalists Brandi Chastain, Dominique Dawes, and Summer Sanders, Paralympics medalist Gabriel Diaz de Leon, and the Honorable Louis B. Susman, Grant will attend the Opening Ceremony on July 27, 2012 and meet with members of the USA Olympic team.
The following excerpt is from the book, Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge by Etan Thomas with Nick Chiles (who is Editor-in-Chief of Atlanta Black Star). It is reprinted with permission of New American Library/Penguin. In this excerpt, NBA great Grant Hill talks about the incredible love and respect he has for his father, former NFL great Calvin Hill.