Before the infamous career-changing injury, Grant Hill was the next big thing in the NBA. With his incredibly high basketball IQ, amazing skills, and elite athleticism, Hill was able to do pretty much anything on the court. He was one of the elite players in the NBA. What tends to be forgotten about Hill, is that he had a bit of a mean streak, something Alonzo Mourning found out in March of 1998.
Miami Heat were hosting the Detroit Pistons. In the second half of the contest, Zo came to set a solid screen on Hill who didn’t take kindly to it and decided to tackle Mourning to the ground — something you'd see in an MMA fight.
It's safe to say Zo was mad, shocked, and frightened at the same time. After some pushing around and trash-talking, the play continued. Hill ended up bringing the ball down the floor and beating his man off the dribble with a sick crossover, setting up a meeting at the rim with Mourning — and Hill won.
We're not entirely sure what Hill was mad at Zo for, and we don't care. It led to a spectacular play. It was a shame Hill wasn’t able to completely fulfill his potential. He'll always be one of the biggest what-ifs in NBA history.
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