George Hill of the Milwaukee Bucks missed the national anthem during Game 5 because he was simply , quote, “taking a s—t”.
Milwaukee Bucks point guard, George Hill has been one of the most vocal and active leaders in the Orlando bubble, regarding the NBA boycott situation.
Hill was the one who urged the Bucks into making the decision to postpone Game 5 on Wednesday and released a statement to the media members about why they decided to not suit up against the Orlando Magic. This decision led to Lebron James being unhappy with Hill as James believed the decision was too abrupt.
George Hill joins Bucks teammates only after the national anthem finishes
The 34 year old was seen near the locker rooms as the national anthem was commencing on the floor. Hill was the only player on both teams who did not show up for the national anthem.
George Hill chose to stay by the locker rooms during the national anthem. He joined his teammates once it was over. pic.twitter.com/vnvbNs5o6k
— ESPN (@espn) August 29, 2020
Hill addresses the reason as to why he did not show for the national anthem
In the game 5 postgame interview, media members and reporters queried Hill on his questionable decision to not hit the floor for the national anthem.
To this, George Hill very nonchalantly replied, “I take a s–t every time before the game.” Furthermore, he added that this has been his pregame ritual for the past 4 years and that the media members just happened to spot him during it.
George Hill on why he stayed inside during the national anthem: “I take a s*** before every game.”
Wow. 😂 pic.twitter.com/pQTPQnabDK
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) August 29, 2020
Was Hill trying to make a statement with this decision?
The Indiana native has been one of the most outspoken players regarding the NBA boycott, for the past 3 days. It would not be a surprise if Hill was trying to make a political statement with his actions.
Hill did not try to elaborate further on his decision to not be present during the anthem.