Found March 21, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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By Chris Tomasson FOXSportsFlorida.com MIAMI - When LeBron James was growing up and Grant Hill played at Duke, James wasn't a fan. "No one liked Duke," James said. But after Hill entered the NBA in 1994 and joined the Detroit Pistons, it became much cooler in his Akron, Ohio, neighborhood to dig him. And James went all out. "I had his shoes when I was younger," James said. "I had trading cards. I had his jersey, a Piston jersey. I had his poster on the wall." Now, for what conceivably could be the final time, James will run into the guy he once idolized when the Miami Heat face the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Hill, 39, has given no indication he plans to retire after this season and has said he wants to play into his 40s. But he is on a one-year deal, and it will remain to be seen if he can continue to defy all conventional basketball wisdom as a perimeter player averaging 10.4 points at his age. "He's done an ...
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