For those of you who don't read the FanHaus, you may be unfamiliar with the work of Miss Gossip. She creates brilliant and ridiculous MS Paint drawings or puts together other odd images for all of her posts — the end result makes her one of the few instantly recognizable bloggers on the AOL uber-blog's otherwise visually sterile site.
This weekend Miss Gossip wrote "The Story of Grant Hill," in which she inexplicably and hilariously paired up photos of Hill and Knut the polar bear. Why? I don't know, but it was awesome. In Gossip's version of Hill's history, the Duke alum "was born in 1972 in Dallas, Texas. His mother abandoned him at birth and he was raised in Berlin by a kind German zookeeper. Against all odds, the adorable Hill flourished under the difficult conditions…" (The link in the quote is hers, obviously.)
The AOL commenters… oh, just read it for yourself:
– I THOUGHT GRANT HILL WAS THE SON OF NFL STAR CALVIN HILL. IS THAT TRUE? IF CALVIN HILL WAS DADD TO GRANT WHY DIDNT HE RAISE HIM? EITHER WAY I HAVE ALWAYS ADMIRED GRANT HILL. AFTER READING THIS STORY I EVEN ADMIRE GRANT HILL EVEN MORE.
– What is the relationship between Hill and the bear?
– I think the person who wrote this artcle needs to do a little research in the form of finding out who Hill's parents are. His mother was roomates with Hillary Clinton in college and his father WAS Calvin Hill if I remember right was a pro bowler. Hill grew up with all the financial advantages and that is part of the reason he went to private high school and Duke University. Do some research next time!!
– What is the purpose of this story? Is it suppose to be funny? If it is then whoever wrote it is just silly, why write a story like this? some people are going to believe this. Grant Hill was not abandoned as a child dont believe this story.
My head hurts.