The $250 million NBA legend made stern admissions about his life-threatening illness, which claimed more lives than AIDS: “I’m happy to be able to sit here now and talk about it.”

Grant Hill, an NBA Hall of Famer, is known for his selfless service. His agility and passion for the game are second to none. The world wants to see Prime Hill but his playing career has been shattered by injuries, misdiagnosis and re-injury to his left ankle. His life changed when he was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease that claimed more lives than AIDS.

Hill now serves as the general manager and co-owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. During his career he played for the Detroit Pistons, the Orlando Magic, the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Grant Hill tells of his terminal illnesses

Injury and illness are the two worst nightmares of any athlete. Unfortunately, the 7-time All-Star had to contend with each of them, damaging his career. Hill testified about his experience with the disease. Hill suffered from the fatal staph infection MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). This appeared to be a life threatening situation for him.

In an interview on BleacherReport, Hill said “I had an MRSA infection on my ankle, at the time I had never heard of MRSA. I didn’t really know much about it.” He further added, “It really scared me. I am fortunate to be able to sit here and talk to you about this.”According to one report, more than 20,000 people died from MRSA in the United States in 2017.

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SACRAMENTO – JANUARY 15: Grant Hill #33 of the Orlando Magic competes against the Sacramento Kings on January 15, 2006 at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. The Kings won 104-100. Note: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hill is known as a selfless team player who is always willing to contribute more and more to the team. After being diagnosed with MRSA, he was shocked to see such low awareness of this deadly disease. hill said “As an athlete and a parent, I have kids that are in school, I think it’s important to educate and inform.”

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Hill enthusiastically referred to the stopmrsanow.org website, which provides information on the causes of MRSA and how to prevent infection. It includes the stories of survivors to raise awareness of the disease. One of the stories is about Grant Hill.

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