Years: 1994-present
Teams: Pistons, Magic, Suns
Before LeBron and Kobe, Grant Hill was supposed to be the next Michael Jordan. He came into the league and lived up to expectations seemingly from day one. He won co-Rookie of the year honors (with Jason Kidd) in 1995, made six consecutive All-Star teams, won a gold medal with team USA at the '96 Olympics, and averaged 21 PPG over his first six seasons. Then in April of 2000 came the beginning of ankle injuries that would plague him for the next several seasons. He only played in 47 games over the next three seasons and would never really return to the Grant Hill of the '90s, but his perseverance did lead him to return and play in all 82 games in the 2008-09 season and he helped lead the Suns to the WCF in 2010. Grant Hill ranks among the elite of his era and would be a sure-fire Hall of Famer had it not been for the injury bug. #whatcouldvebeen