Play long enough, and you'll hear the strangest things. Like young opponents trying to pay respect to Grant Hill.
"Hey man, you're playing great!"
And before Hill can smile or even respond, the caveat appears.
"I had your shoes when I was in seventh grade." Or: "I didn't know you had gray hair!"
"I don't know if it's an insult or if they're being genuine," Hill said. "But I know what I'm thinking when I hear that stuff: I'm going to beat them downcourt every time."