Grant Hill, Jalen Rose and 'Uncle Toms': Grant Hill has written a column for the New York Times objecting to Jalen Rose calling him and other Duke players of their day "uncle Toms." Hill writes, "In his garbled but sweeping comment that Duke recruits only 'black players that were Uncle Toms,' Jalen seems to change the usual meaning of those very vitriolic words into his own meaning, i.e., blacks from two-parent, middle-class families." Rose responded by trying to tamp down the controversy. Rose said that as an adult he he has a "broader perspective of great respect and appreciation for Duke, their players and all they've achieved. The comments I made during the Fab Five documentary were clearly reflecting my thoughts as a teenager."