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Most Detroit Pistons fans know about the Kobe Bryant trade that almost happened in 2007, well after he was considered one of the game’s best.

But the world learned on Wednesday there was almost a time when the Pistons acquired back when he was No. 8 and before he started winning championships.

Former Pistons All-Star Grant Hill was a guest on “The Dan Patrick Show” as he promotes his soon-to-be released autobiography. One of the topics broached was how Hill was almost traded by the Pistons for Bryant.

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While the timeline isn’t crystal clear, Hill said it was around the time his contract was running out with the Pistons, which would put things around 1998 or 1999.

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