I hate starting a post out on a negative note or taking a swipe at someone who really doesn’t deserve it but I truly have no clue what Grant Hill’s wife Tamia sings [Editor’s Note: C’Mon man,… we’re both products of the 90’s… Don’t tell me you didn’t use “So Into You,” to try to hook up in high school. Even though I failed back then, by the time I actually knew what I was doing with girls she came out with the remix with Fabolous and she was all over my mixtapes again. Bad form bro… you know Tamia….]. I’m reading up on Tamia and I see she was nominated for a Grammy and has a greatest hits CD that sold extremely well in South Africa yet not one of her songs sounds familiar. I’d like to think I’m fairly educated when it comes to music, especially with anything produced in the 90’s and early 00’s but as I listen to her songs online I still have no clue who she is. I don’t want this post to be all about knocking Tamia, the music sounds decent and I’m sure for the right audience she has a massive following but I can’t see how someone can be so popular and I’ve never heard of her outside of her being referred to as “Grant Hill’s wife Tamia.”
Now that I’ve officially buried the lead on this post let’s get back to Grant and Tamia the couple, and forget about the music. Grant was introduced to Tamia by the great Anita Baker while Grant played for Detroit all the way back in 1999. To me, Grant will always be one of the most tragic characters in NBA history (Reggie Lewis, Lenny Bias,Bill Walton and Arvydas Sabonis sit atop of this list [editor’s note 2 – you forgot Vin Baker]). On one hand he’s had a long career, playing into his late 30’s. Yet there is always this side of me that feels NBA fans were robbed when Hill went down with the ankle injuries and never got back to the superstar level.
Regardless Grant has still done well in life. Tamia and Grant have two children together, Myla and Lael. In 2003 the couple announced that Tamia had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) although Tamia believes the disease is in remission and rarely has any of the debilitating symptoms that come with MS.