The Clippers’ acquisition of Grant Hill sparks various reactions

Steve Nash
Steve Nash is not happy that Grant Hill is signing with the Clippers.
(Courtesy of Steve Nash)

Grant Hill, soon to be wearing a Clippers uniform, is an acquisition that will further change the culture of an up-and-coming team that was once thought to be cursed.

The Clippers players are excited to be teammates with the seven-time All-Star but, for forward Trey Thompkins, there’s one small complication.

Hill will take over Thompkin’s number next season.

Thompkins tweeted at Hill on Friday, hoping to get a little sumptin sumptin in return: "@realgranthill33 It’s an honor to give my number to a vet like you! But um.. I was wonderin if we could come up w some kind of exchange lol.”


Hill has yet to respond.

That’s not the only reaction from a colleague that Hill has recently received.

On Tuesday, Steve Nash, who recently signed with the Lakers, posted a photo to his Twitter account of himself grimacing. Along with the photo, he tweeted: "@realgranthill33 is signing with the Clippers....”

Hill will be introduced Friday as the newest member of the Clippers.


He will sign a two-year, $4-million deal after getting a veteran-minimum offer from the Suns worth $1.35 million.

Hill, 39, spent the past five seasons with the Suns. Last year, he averaged 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists.