As the sun’s last ray of light touches the land, the majestic eagle soared into the horizon for one last time, for one last glimpse of the day that was.
Welcoming the night with hopes of a brighter tomorrow—more horizons to conquer and more journeys to come.
It somehow translates to how Grant Hill hopes to achieve. It has been quite a journey so far. With all the ups and downs, through times when he wanted to give up, through countless of surgeries and frustrations, he always found more reasons to get up and fight back.
It’s not about winning championships, MVPs or playing in the All-stars. For Grant, it is deeper than that…
This is going to be all about legacy and how he goes down in the history books.
In the 2005-2006 season that was one dark cloud that Grant vividly remembers, after a series of nagging injuries, including a groin injury. He had a close call of calling it quits. It has been those injuries that made the best out of him on his prime. However, he refused to let it dictate his career, as long as he can move, as long as he can still shoot the ball, there is still hope.
It was a gradual step of getting back to the top. However, Grant is determined to go into that process.
Five years later at age 38, Grant still looks back on the past with a dignified heart, knowing how he fought back and how it made him not just a better player but also a better person. This would be his 18th year going to next season and he still feels he could still go on for two more years. With all of his greatness and promises there is still a lot of catching up to do.
With retirement nearing in, Grant still feels unsecured about his legacy. He was the majestic eagle that soared for one last journey hoping to catch up the last ray of light.
However, Grant Hill’s legacy has already been etched out. There seemed to be a few players who could play multiple positions like what he did…
One last journey and one last hope but what Grant Hill failed to notice is that no matter how the last flicker of light touches the land… it’s still the same horizon after all.
He already made his legacy when he fought his way up.