Grant Hill’s 2012-13 season with the Los Angeles Clippers was not all that eventful, although when all is put into its proper perspective, Hill has completed 18 seasons and appears all set to end his career.
Its obvious that Los Angeles will be the last stop of his career and it had to end for Hill without the NBA title he wanted so dearly.
That’s what brought him to Los Angeles, hoping the franchise would have enough talent to get that title. Hill, meanwhile, was able to put in some decent minutes for Los Angeles in the final game of the first-round playoff series to the Memphis Grizzlies, which the Clippers lost 4-2. In the final game, he had four points, four rebounds and two assists. He played for 20 minutes and was 2-of-4 from the floor, and had five personal fouls which shows he could still play an aggressive game.
At the age of 40, Hill could still play a mean game of basketball. He was not afraid to mix it up inside and do everything within his power to put the Clippers on top. At the end, it just wasn’t enough.
It’s unfortunate that Hill will leave the NBA without a title. He wanted it so badly and did what he could. He just never played on the right team at the right time. But 40 years old is 40 years old. Hill still had a magnificent career. He was one of the best of all time.
Hill was one classy individual and will be missed. He was also one heck of a ballplayer.