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Grant Hill to Return to Host NBA “Inside Stuff”
by Barry Burch Jr.
The show “NBA Inside Stuff” debuted in 1990 and lasted for a full 15 years, first on NBC then on ABC. Behind-the-scenes footage of the players was regularly broadcast, along with a segment about fitness and the fundamentals of basketball. Up until the program’s last air date, the host had been Ahmad Rashad. But as it returns to television in just over a month, it does so with a new but familiar host, Grant Hill.
The program will continue on with its tradition of showing highlights and various features about the players and teams. It is set to air on Nov. 2 on NBA TV, and is set to run weekly throughout the season. The recently retired Hill will be serving as a co-host.
The 19-year-NBA-veteran, who made numerous appearances on the original show, which aired from 1990-2005, said that he was extremely excited about having the opportunity to co-host a show that had been so successful in the past. “Taking what was very, very successful and redoing it years later was very exciting,” he said. A co-host of an Atlanta sports radio show Kristen Ledlow, will also be joining Hill as a co-host on “NBA Inside Stuff.”
Hill should serve as a fountain of knowledge on the show, as he has been considered a great basketball player for a long time. As a collegian with Duke University, Hill was the 1994 ACC Player of the Year, a two-time NCAA All-American, and a two-time NCAA Champion. Taking his profound game to the professional league, Hill went on to become a seven-time NBA all-star, five-time All-NBA selection, and three-time winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award.
Following his 19th year in the NBA, Hill retired from the league. He last played on the L.A. Clippers. However, Hill is still remaining busy. When he is not shooting “NBA Inside Stuff,” Hill will reportedly be doing some studio work for NBA TV and TNT.
Editor’s note: This article first appeared on YourBlackWorld.net