Monday, December 1, 2008

Rockets Vocab Word of the Day: "Grant Hill Contract"

Today's word is "Grant Hill Contract."

Definition: A contract in which a player gets a huge sum of money due to recent success, only to play in a minuscule amount of games for that team and continue to get injured year after year despite hopes of a 'return to form.' A Grant Hill Contract also handicaps the team from being able to move the player, seeing as he is too expensive.

As in "Looks like Gilbert Arenas signed a Grant Hill Contract when he agreed to a 6-year, 111 million dollar deal in July of 2008. He hasn't played a single game in 2008 yet."

This doesn't happen very often, but it translates to many sports, mostly baseball. Or you could look at the entire Isiah Thomas Era in New York (Jerome James, anyone?). So there.

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