I think it’s time for all NBA players (or professional athletes, in general) to go hunt down their girlfriends, boyfriends, party acquaintances, one-night stands…and demand that any and all compromising images of them be returned.
In yet another incident more suited for an MTV/VH1 reality series, naked pictures of San Antonio Spurs guard George Hill were posted online.
“A year ago, I made a mistake and take full responsibility for my actions. I have matured and learned from this episode. I would like to apologize to my girlfriend, my family, all of our great fans and the Spurs organization.”
There’s not much else that you can say in Hill’s case. The same episode happened to Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden. Oden’s comments were:
“First, I would like to apologize to everybody, Portland, fans, the organization. It was very embarrassing. It was something that happened over a year and a half ago. It was taken and sent over a year and a half ago. I’m very sorry and I’m definitely embarrassed for my family and everybody around me.”
So a year ago for Hill, year and a half for Oden – I wonder if they were at the same party. Maybe the run with the same pack of friends.
Of course that would just be wishful thinking from me…I’m particularly tired of these stories coming out.
All I can say is that the players better start policing their behaviors, and not let David Stern get involved.