By now we all know at least something about the feud between Duke and Michigan that the documentary, The Fab Five, brought back into light. In particular, Jalen Rose had plenty of not-so-nice things to say about Duke and the players they recruit. Bobby Hurley fired back at Rose, but the real war of words emerged between Rose and Grant Hill, who took offense to Jalen calling black players that play for Duke “Uncle Toms.”
Rather than letting it grow into something ridiculous, Rose and Hill both decided to be professionals and settle their differences. They took to Twitter and supposedly met face-to-face, concluding that they respect one another’s opinion and would let bygones be bygones. Unfortunately, there are people who are still not over it.
On Wednesday, Pro Basketball Talk shared a story with us about a Chicago Bulls fan that swore at and attempted to spit on Hill. Grant became understandably upset and had to be held back by a security guard.
“He said some profanity and spit in my direction,” Hill said. “I’m not going to let somebody spit at me. He knew he did wrong because he took off running.”
No fan should be acting like that toward any player, but it’s almost worse to do it to Grant Hill. He’s known across the NBA for being a class act and is very well liked. Not to mention, he has every right to be offended by Rose’s comments. The security guard should have let Hill deck the guy.Google+