Oklahoma City Order guard George Hill appeared to be taking issue with the NBA’s health and safety protocol to reduce the risk of getting coronavirus.
After the Thunder’s loss to San Antonio trackssaid he did not “understand” some of the rules that were put in place. He said it did not make sense to him that they could play side by side for 48 minutes, but the league banned socializing with each other in the aftermath. The league also prevents teams from having guests who are not on the team without traveling outside the hotels.
“I’m a grown man. I want to do what I want to do. If I want to see my family, I have to see my family,” Hill said via ESPN. “They can ‘t tell me I have to stay in a room 24/7. If it’s that serious, we might not have to play. But that’s life; no one will be able to just cancel their whole lives. for this game. “
The NBA had to postpone several games over the last 10 days as teams have had problems with coronavirus. Players and coaches must also wear masks while on the bench.
“That’s what it takes and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get rid of this COVID thing,” Hill’s teammate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander told reporters. “If that means I have to wear a mask on the bench all the time, that’s what it is and I have to do it. I want to return to normal living and what it takes to get back will do it. “
The NBA announced Wednesday that there have been 16 new positive coronavirus cases since Jan. 6. 497 players have been tested during this period.