Grant Hill leaving Orlando Magic for Suns -- OrlandoSentinel.com

Grant Hill has decided to sign with the Phoenix Suns to hopefully hitch a ride to an NBA title, leaving the Orlando Magic after seven injury-racked, mostly unfulfilled seasons. Full Story
DFC

Lady Lake, FL

#212 Jul 5, 2007
David A wrote:
Grant Hill is a high quality player. His professional experience and mentality can benefit the Suns. The Suns still need a "quality" center in order to get through SanAntonio and win a championship.
Yea, maybe they can get Amare Stoudamire. That's all they need to get by San Antonio. F U david Stern!
Billy Donovan

Orlando, FL

#213 Jul 5, 2007
I think I'll go to Phoenix too... oh, maybe next year, uh, maybe not, uh I don't know.... oh what the hell - I'm staying in FL.

See ya Grant - I hope you never win now!
Felipe

Orlando, FL

#214 Jul 5, 2007
I WANT TO SEE WHICH MAGIC FAN NOW WILL KEEP SAYING THAT OLD "Grant is such a good guy" CRAP IT HAS MADE ME SICK FOR YEARS! HE IS THE BIGGEST GARBAGE IN THE NBA IN TERMS OF PROFESSIONALISM! WHAT A SELLOUT, AND ANOTHER PERSON STEPPING ON THIS FRANCHISE AND ITS FANS!
GRANT, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!
Dis Loyal

Orlando, FL

#215 Jul 5, 2007
202 GAMES! What goes around comes around! He probably would get hurt this season anyway.

Welcome RLewis!
Felipe

Orlando, FL

#216 Jul 5, 2007
OF COURSE YOU ARE FROM PHOENIX! I HOPE HE CRIPPLES YOUR FRANCHISE LIKE HE DID TO OURS!
David A wrote:
Grant Hill is a high quality player. His professional experience and mentality can benefit the Suns. The Suns still need a "quality" center in order to get through SanAntonio and win a championship.
Jimmy G

Lillington, NC

#217 Jul 5, 2007
Shame on you, Grant Hill, for taking advantage of your fans. You do realize that tickets and merchandise cost full price even on the nights you didn't play, right? We came to see YOU, even when you were in a suit, because we had a dream we thought you shared.

Shame on me, Grant Hill, for making you a role model for my kids... Today's lesson? "Dignity, character, and professionalism are worth less than a ring."
Felipe

Orlando, FL

#218 Jul 5, 2007
AMEN!!!
big vern wrote:
there you have it to all the people that declared g. hill a loyal great guy nice guy. chase that ring. hope grant never gets a ring he does not deserve it. gran go to phoenix and break a leg will you....
No PROBLEM

San Antonio, TX

#219 Jul 5, 2007
No worries Orlando...he's no longer our PROBLEM. That's right, think about it, this guy has been nothing but a big PROBLEM. A seven year PROBLEM. Lets all rejoice. Grant will be injured by November and Magic fans will laugh and say..."Glad we don't have that PROBLEM anymore." Think about that.

“Is It Football Season Yet?!!”

Since: Apr 07

DC

#221 Jul 5, 2007
My you Magic fans are hostile! Hill didn't "rob" Orlando of anything-if he was hurt, then he was hurt! Magic mgmt knew he was hurt when they traded for him...maybe they should shoulder some of the blame. Congrats to my Suns for adding a quality, veteran player to assist them on their quest for a ring! Fret not, Orlando, Rashard Lewis will more than fill the void left by Hill and his 15ppg.
jose

Orlando, FL

#222 Jul 5, 2007
grant and brian.. finally orlando magic dumped you guys off !!.. it was about time.. should have been done since a long time ago. magic never needed a 'barbaro' type of story, doctors trying save a fine athlete's playing lifetime, when at the end sacrificed. in this case obviously worse 'cause he was not put to sleep, he decided to abandon the team, after been paid a ridicule amount of money for being sit on first row for about 7 years, been always supported by the team.. he is making orlando magic a sweet favour.. they needed somebody there sweating the fat drop according to what he was paid, ON COURT.. i am so sorry for you 'barbaro'.. i cried when you left us.. you were truly a champ. i bet you would have done more for magic on court than hill did. at least you were not a conceited dude.. easily rashard, perhaps being a little overpaid, will make forget grant's agonizing case with the magic team. and brian.. thanks God !!.. not anymore in a hot momentum killing !!. forget about this Gator lover coach. magic 've got what we needed as a coach, in van gundy.. congrats to otis smith.. you 'll see it.. but otis, please.. magic needs a bibby or jason kidd's stinky passing stuff here in orlando.. don't doubt "mickey mouse" could make some flashy passes around.. but he is not being paid for that..
GAKnight

Mount Juliet, TN

#223 Jul 5, 2007
To All Bloggers:

1. Ain't this just fun?
2. Hill can't be traded. He's not Orlando property.
3. This is actually great news, though the Magic had no intention of resigning Hill for any amount. Who would want him back. He's not going to be the future of this team.
4. I recall that when he was asked to declare one of his many injuries as season ending (which was confirmed by Magic doctors) so the team could get a $2 Million injury exception in order to sign a free agent, he refused. We couldn't sign a player and he didn't play a minute for us. Now that's taking one for the team.
apollo man

Norcross, GA

#224 Jul 5, 2007
Grant, don't let the door hit you in the a@@ when you leave.

Finally got rid of both Hills - should have done that a year ago.

Now just need to get rid of marble mouth Otis.
Scott

Orlando, FL

#226 Jul 5, 2007
I'm sure the orthopedic surgeons will be sorry to see him go.

Since: Apr 07

Mooresville, NC

#227 Jul 5, 2007
georgeandersonjr wrote:
<quoted text>wrong,jon gruden was coach when the bucs won the superbowl back in 2003 i think it was,not tony dungy,get your facts straight before making a fool out of yourself.
I think what he was saying was that the team itself was built by and trained by Dungee, Gruden pretty much had the team handed to him on a silver platter and drove it in for the win... and if you think that the bucs only won that title because of Gruden's genius, why don't you look at what the team has done after that first year... nothing but a steady decline.

Meanwhile Dungee just won a superbowl with the Colts...

Totally wrong forum for this, but I always thought that Dungee got shafted by Tampa in that deal... I was really glad to see it work for him with the Colts.

Since: Apr 07

Mooresville, NC

#228 Jul 5, 2007
Stephen_Orlando wrote:
<quoted text>T Mac is doing rather well in Houston:Perhaps playing for the lousy Magic is the problem, ever think about that!
He isn't doing any better in Houston... last time I checked he has a 'dominant' center as a team mate and STILL can't get out of the first round of the playoffs... Remeber when we had a 3-1 lead against Detroit and T-Mac and company couldnt close it out? What happened this year? T-mac says 'If we can't get out of the first round, IT'S ON ME'

Tell me how he is doing so much better and that the Magic must obviously be the problem?
hans

Brooklyn, NY

#229 Jul 5, 2007
Hey Grant,

You are a bum! Give me a couple of the millions that you earned!!!
Qualla

Orlando, FL

#230 Jul 5, 2007
I do not see where we will lose anything by Hill moving on. He has not been a contributor since he joined the Magic.

Facts are facts. Whatever the reason, he has been a straphanger since he joined tthe organization.

I wish him good luck in his future endeavors.
Orlando Racist

United States

#231 Jul 5, 2007
Stephen_Orlando wrote:
<quoted text>T Mac is doing rather well in Houston:Perhaps playing for the lousy Magic is the problem, ever think about that!
T mac is so overrated. The Magic made the same mistake by signing Lewis as they did with Mcgrady in 2000.

Mcgrady has proven year in and year out that he is not capable of winning. Even with a big man like Yao he can not get his team out of the 1st round of the playoffs.

Lewis and Howard with this supporting cast will continue to work out in much the same way.
Qualla

Orlando, FL

#232 Jul 5, 2007
I have seen guys play in the NFL with broken bones. I don't think this prima donna really tried.

Reminds me of Anferne Hardaway who "recovered" for the All Star game.

I agree, he should have stayed here for another couple of years, bbut he will not be a loss.
Grant Hill Update

San Antonio, TX

#234 Jul 5, 2007
This just in....Grant Hill was set to sign a two year deal with the Suns earlier today, however, the situation turned ugly when Hill somehow managed to severely sprain his right wrist when signing his name to contract. "This bizarre injury already has Grant on our injury list" one Suns official stated. Hill was later seen with a cast on his right hand. Suns team officials were quoted saying "We plan on giving Grant his very own handicap parking space for home games." He's going to need that. When Hill was asked to comment, he said "I already signed, so I'm getting paid injured or not." It's clear to see Grant will hold down any franchise trying to win a championship. Kudos to the Magic for not allowing this gimp to hold down your franchise any longer.

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