Grant Hill remembers his last game against Jordan: “He literally gave me 20 points in the first quarter”

Grant Hill remembers his last game against Jordan: “He literally gave me 20 points in the first quarter”

In an interview on the Dan Patrick Show, Grant Hill remembered his last game playing against Michael Jordan before he retired in a Washington Wizards jersey.  Hill was at that time playing for the Orlando Magic and had a tremendous desire to play against Jordan one last time especially since he knew he will no longer be playing that season because of an ankle injury that affected his playing time and performance.

Hill also said that when he was healthy and in his prime, he was convinced he is the best player in the NBA, however, the injuries caught up with him and he was never the same player. Prior to his last game against Jordan, Hill was in charge of guarding Jordan earlier that season and according to him, he was successful in slowing him down. This gave him the confidence he can actually take on Jordan with a bad ankle and soon he realized he made a big mistake.

“So we’re playing Wizards and it’s a TNT game and he torched me in that first quarter, he literally gave me 20 points in the first quarter on the same play. He just ran the same play. I could not guard him and literally, I checked out of the game in the first quarter and I didn’t even go to the bench, I walked back to the locker room and I was done. I had surgery a couple of days later but I wanted to guard Jordan one last time and I shouldn’t have.”

Jordan finished the game with 32 points and 8 assists shooting exceptionally well in a win against the Magic which resulted in a Wizards win. This was Hill’s last game that season and which he finished with only 2 points in 12 minutes of action.