Retrieved 26 April 2020, 06:12 IST
George Hill is not worried about the Milwaukee Box losing a potential NBA title due to a carnivirus epidemic, stressing that “life is more valuable than the ball we play.”
The NBA has been suspended since March 11 due to the COVID-19 crisis, which has killed at least 203,100 people worldwide.
It appears that, and the 2012-201 season will begin again as the United States struggles to contain the outbreak after more than 960,600 confirmed deaths and more than 54,200 deaths in the country.
The Boxes topped the NBA standings with a 53-12 record and were advised to claim their first title since 1971 when the adjournment took place, but Milwaukee veteran Hill said there was more to worry about.
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Hill told reporters in a conference call, “I’m a little 50-50 … Life itself is bigger than the money in the game.” Yes, as a competitor and athlete we want to play this season but if more lives are at stake, I’m less about the season. Can’t care.
“Life is much more valuable than the ball we play. If they canceled the season, I would be upset as an athlete. But we can’t do anything about it. If we play, I’m interested in playing again. Get back on the court. It’s going on and I want to end it. “
“The way health and safety are more important [than the season], “Hill added.” I think we need to understand our fanbase if you don’t come back. We have a lot of fans there, not just box fans, but NBA fans as well.
“The world is bigger than just NBA fans. It will be exciting for our fans to get the season back, to get it and to get something to watch on TV.
“But if it’s a cost to safety and health, all we have to ask is, ‘Is it worth it? Is it worth putting yourself in line to make a few more dollars for your family and kids?’ For me, personally, no.
“I did not grow up with money and I do not define life with money. I define my life around happiness, I am safe, I can enjoy life and I have been able to live this life for a long time.”