Grant Hill's love of competitive sports reaches well beyond the basketball court. Acting on his well-rounded appreciation of athleticism, Grant answered the call for this year's Showdown in Chinatown - Steve Nash's annual soccer event that pits NBA greats and internationally famous soccer players against each other on the field.
Grant Hill has an eye on the future. “In my world, competition is fierce on and off the court,” the Phoenix Suns forward says in a new public service announcement. “It’s more important than ever to prepare the next generation to face challenges head on.”
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced that NBA star Grant Hill of the Phoenix Suns has been elected to the Board of Governors for a three-year term. He is the first active player to ever serve on the Hall of Fame’s Board. He will serve as one of 22 members of the Board of Governors, which is chaired by Jerry Colangelo.
One day after winding down his 16th NBA season (not to mention accepting his second-career Dan Majerle Hustle Award) in Wednesday’s season-finale win over the Spurs, Grant Hill was a welcome topic of discussion at the respective postseason press conferences of Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry and Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby.
PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns assistant coach Dan Majerle presented the 2010-11 Majerle Hustle Award to Suns forward Grant Hill tonight (April 13) during a pregame presentation prior to the Suns-Spurs game at US Airways Center. Hill becomes the first two-time recipient of the award, having also received the honor in 2008.
He makes it impossible for the Phoenix Suns to move on.
Grant HIll gets in his defensive stance, and doesn't go for any of Kobe Bryant's head fakes, and contests just about every shot -- all 31 of them -- that Bryant shoots in 48 minutes of regulation, and three overtimes, last Tuesday.
Steve Nash and Grant Hill have reason to smile as they continue playing at a high level for the Suns. (NBAE Photos)
When Grant Hill and Steve Nash each re-signed with the Suns in the summer of 2009, some were surprised to see the pair of veterans stay with a team that experts didn’t even project to make the playoffs.