Grant Hill Multiple Crossovers on Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen
I can remember in the early to mid 90’s constantly calling Grant Hill overrated (SMFH). The main reason why I felt this way, besides the fact that I was a young teen and a die-hard Penny Hardaway fan, was because of his instant popularity that I didn’t think he deserved yet. As a rookie, the future rookie of the year led the NBA in All-Star votes and in his second season the marketed heir apparent to Air Jordan repeated the accomplishment and received more votes than Jordan.
No matter what the point forward did, from showing more versatility than a Scottie Pippen with a 20/9/7 season average to placing behind a prime Shaq and Iverson in the scoring race, I just didn’t want to give him the credit he fully deserved.
A decade later, after Hill announced his retirement, I can’t shut up about how underrated Hill was in the 90s and how he, along with only Penny Hardaway, deserved the title of “Next Michael Jordan” during the decade of MJ’s reign .
In his honor, here’s a couple plays showcasing one of the most underrated aspects of Hill’s game on the two hall-of-famers from the Chicago Bulls and a few other unlucky defenders. The worse thing about an ankle breaker from Hill is it usually meant a teammate was going to be posterized a second later.
Before I get to the bonus crossovers, it’s only right that I show you some highlights of Michael Jordan and Pippen shutting down Grant Hill during a 95/96 game and MJ dropping 53 against him and the Pistons.