Pistons Legend Felt He Was Better Than Michael Jordan

Published 08/31/2021, 7:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS – MAY 05: Hall of fame NBA player Michael Jordan looks on during the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya during their WBC super welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 5, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather defeated De La Hoya by split decision. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Seven-time All-Star and former Pistons star Grant Hill was one of the best forwards at his peak. It was at Detroit Pistons where he made it to the most All-Star appearances in his career (4). Hill was also part of the US Men’s basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics.

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The GOAT debate is a never-ending debate. It’s an argument that keeps going on with no end result. However, one name is constant in the debate – Michael Jordan. The current owner of Charlotte Hornets won six NBA championships in his 14-year-old NBA career.

However, even Jordan’s membership in the GOAT club doesn’t come without its opposers. An old interview of former Pistons forward Grant Hill has surfaced on YouTube. Hill has compared himself to Jordan in the old interview and said that he felt he was a better player than Michael Jordan while playing.

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Grant Hill felt he was a better player than Michael Jordan while playing

In an old interview that resurfaced on YouTube, Grant Hill is seen saying that he ‘always felt he was a better player’ than Jordan whenever he stepped on the court.

“I think certain players when you’re at a certain level and top five-ten whatever top 20 in the league; you feel like you’re the best player on the court. And so when I stepped on the court, even against Jordan, I always felt like I was the better player,” Grant Hill said in the interview.

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“When I came back whether I was the better player or not, that’s what I felt.”

No one can deny that Grant Hill was a force to reckon with during his peak years. However, there’s one dent in his 19-year-old illustrious professional career; Hill never won an NBA championship in his career. He was an animal on the court and one of the most ethical players in the NBA during his time, having won the NBA Sportsmanship Award thrice (2005, 2008, and 2010). However, it wasn’t enough to win a title.

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Michal Jordan, on the other side, needs no introduction.

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