The documentary about Michigan’s Fab 5 has stirred a lot of emotions and one of the hot button topics was their feelings about the early 90’s version of the Duke Blue Devils.
One thing people are forgetting, is they were telling you how they felt as 18 year old teenagers.
Think back to when you were 18, how you felt about certain things. Did you feel the same at 28, 38 or 48? Bobby Hurley has already come out and said that he would have started over Jalen Rose (that is a stretch).
Now Grant Hill who Jimmy King called a “b*tch”, is going to express his feelings in an op ed piece. Sports By Brooks has the details.
A source at the NEW YORK TIMES told me late Tuesday that Hill has submitted an editorial to the newspaper to be published this week that will detail his feelings about the aforementioned Michigan team. Included in Hill’s piece is an anecdote about King attending Pistons training camp in 1999.
I’ve been told that Hill notes in the N.Y. Times article that King’s unflattering remark about him was particularly disappointing because he considered King a friend. In fact, Hill reveals in his editorial that he thought so much of King that he repeatedly lobbied then-Pistons GM Rick Sund not to cut the former Wolverine at the end of training camp in ‘99. (Hill’s efforts turned out to be futile, as King was released before the season.)
Instead of going to the New York Times, Grant Hill who I have great respect for, should have picked up the phone to call Jimmy King who was just expressing how he felt about Hill at the time, not years later when they were teammates.
I wouldn’t expect such pettiness out of Hill and if he can’t understand why they felt the way about him, then he is ignoring what was really going on at the time.
When Hill was 18, I would have understood his ignorance, but today knowing what he knows about society, I thought he would be above this type of thing.