Posted by Matt Moore
You can say a lot of things about Grant Hill and Jalen Rose. You can't say they hold grudges. From NBA.com:
Former Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose says Grant Hill has agreed to help support the new charter school in Detroit bearing Rose's name.via Rose says Hill to help support new charter school | NBA.com.
The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy is expected to open in September. Rose says Hill has promised to lend his support and that things are fine between them after Hill criticized Rose in March for comments he made in an ESPN documentary about Michigan's famous Fab Five.
Rose and Hill had somewhat of a spat following Rose's comments in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on the Fab Five, in which he spoke about attitudes towards Blacks/African Americans who went to Duke. Hill wrote a lengthy rebuttal, and Rose claimed his comments were taken out of context. Regardless, this is a quality move by two quality individuals who have done a lot for communities across the country. Hill's charity work is well-known, and for him to continue to give back to Detroit after the sour end to his time there again reflects his quality of person. Rose on the other hand isn't going into a hole or using this feud to further his notoriety, which some have done in the past. Instead he reached out, resolved a needless squabble (even if the greater issues in question are well worth the discussion) and managed to make lemonade out of lemons.
Talk about a happy ending.