Grant Hill left Phoenix for Los Angeles like his former Suns teammate Steve Nash, but they chose different teams. Hill signed with the Clippers while Nash was traded to the Lakers. When asked about Nash going from the Suns to a team he hated, Hill put it in college rivalry terms.
“That’s like transferring from Duke and going to Carolina,” Hill told Dan Bickley and Mike Jurecki during an interview on KGME-AM Monday.
Hill of course went to Duke and won two national championships there, so he never would have considered transferring to the Blue Devils’ biggest rival. And unlike Nash who asked to go to the Lakers, Hill chose the Clippers. The story of how he ended up with them is pretty interesting.
Hill indicated that he really only met with the Clippers as a favor to Vinny Del Negro.