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[Grant Hill] crushed his ankle. Played on it, and obliterated it. All because he didn't want the...

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[Grant Hill] crushed his ankle. Played on it, and obliterated it. All because he didn't want the stigma of taking it easy, of someone thinking of impending contract over current contract. He did it to make us happy, and it ruined his career. Then he tried to come back too early the next fall, after signing with the Magic, in order to make his new fans and new employers happy. And it was too much for the ankle to sustain. Same thing with the aborted early season comebacks in 2001-02, and 2002-03. He just wanted to make others happy, and it ruined his career. Tragic in so many ways.

Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don't Lie lists the top 10 most significant injuries of the past decade, and personally, it's bittersweet reading some of the names who were former Magic players - Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway, Grant Hill, and Tracy McGrady. Makes one grateful to appreciate what Orlando is accomplishing right now.
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