Milwaukee Bucks: George Hill giving aid to San Antonio healthcare workers

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 20: (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 20: (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Veteran Milwaukee Bucks guard George  Hill continues to do his part to donate and give aid to essential workers in San Antonio during the coronavirus pandemic.

George Hill may be known for his leadership on the Milwaukee Bucks, but it’s certainly extended off the court throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

As Jeff Garcia of WOAI San Antonio reported on Sunday afternoon, Hill opened a $1,000 tab at a local pizzeria, Fralo’s, that is designed for essential workers to pick up a free pizza.

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This latest act follows Hill giving free meals for workers at Baptist Health System last month a couple of weeks after the season was suspended and players were able to return to their homes.

And Hill as well as the entire Bucks roster made donations to take care of Fiserv Forum workers that were suddenly out of jobs with the season stoppage and all donations were matched by the Bucks organization itself last month.

Of course, Hill still resides in San Antonio and he played for the Spurs for three seasons upon entering the NBA when he was taken with the 26th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the organization.

With his two daughters and wife, Samantha, Hill resides on a remarkable 1,100-acre ranch in Texas that’s turned into his own personal wildlife sanctuary as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Lori Nickel detailed earlier this year.

All of this unforeseen downtime for a veteran player such as Hill may lead one to wonder whether there’s an aimlessness that comes without the grind of the NBA schedule, and being locked into a set schedule for nearly eight months out of the year. As Hill told Nickel, though, the perspective he’s gained over his 12 years in the league has helped him to realize how much goes into simply playing the game of basketball professionally and has helped him to enjoy the time he has with his family:

"“Basketball consumes us so much, we spend so much time with our peers,” Hill said. “We’re so busy, every day fighting this stuff, this battle that we fight in life, and our job kind of consumes us.“Just live life. You only have one of them.”"

Hill has certainly taken that attitude in giving back to the people and workers that are handling cases and the devastation the coronavirus has enacted upon the entire world.

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The generosity of Hill, Bucks players, and all NBA players continues to go a long way as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on and disrupt daily life, much less the NBA world. And it will make the reward of seeing basketball being played again that much sweeter when it does truly return after this crisis.