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The Story Behind How Grant Hill Gave Tupac His FILA Sneakers

During the same year Grant Hill was becoming a household name in the NBA, Tupac released his first double-disc album, “All Eyez on Me” which would go on to sell millions of records.

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One of the more iconic images from the album cover booklet for many sneakerheads was the photo of 2Pac siting on the ground wearing full denim gear. While throwing up the West Side symbol, he’s also rocking the FILA Grant Hill 2s, also known as the FILA 96 in the classic OG colorway.

During an interview with MLive, Grant Hill talks about how he personally gave 2Pac the shoes to wear.

“Now, with Tupac we actually had a mutual friend and when he got out, just sending love, I sent some (shoes) not even sure if it would happen. Then when he had them on in his album cover, I thought that was cool. It was just a good time.”

Check out the iconic image below of Tupac wearing the FILA 96 in the “All Eyez on Me” booklet and let us know what you guys think of the story in the comments section.

Tupac Grant Hill FILA 96 Shoes

Tupac Grant Hill FILA 96 Shoes

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Mario Briguglio
Founder and Editor in Chief. My passion for sneakers started at age 6 and now I've turned my passion into a profession. Favorite Kicks - Air Jordan 3 "Black Cement"

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