“Mike and Mike” in the Morning took on a new personality Monday morning as Suns forward Grant Hill played the role of co-host on the show. Substituting for Mike Golic on the ESPN Radio program, Hill discussed what it was like playing against the league’s best players, his favorite memories in basketball and his everyday life.

A two-time NCAA Tournament Champion at Duke University, Hill talked about coach Mike Krzyzewski who over the summer helped lead Team USA to Olympic gold in China. Hill acknowledges “Coach K” for helping him not only be a great person on the court, but off of it, as well.

Cleveland’s LeBron James was also a focal point of the morning talk show, a player whose maturity Hill said “might be more impressive than what he has done on the court.” When asked about defending James, Hill answered, “It’s tough. He is a guy that excels on both ends of the court.”

During the show, the All-Star forward received a call from current teammate Shaquille O’Neal who lists Hill as his favorite player and an overall class act. Hill and O’Neal are not only teammates, but neighbors in Orlando, living in a who’s-who community which also features names like Vince Carter, Ken Griffey Jr. and Tiger Woods.

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