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Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  39 responses

George Hill’s Turn to Apologize for Nude Photos

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni

Thanks to the Internet’s ability to spread information like wildfire, a new cottage industry seems to be forming around unsuspecting NBA players: nude photos being peddled around the web, for profit (?) and humiliation.

Greg Oden was the first to go through it this season, and now one of George Hill’s former girlfriends has released compromising photos of the Spurs guard for all the world to see.

After the Spurs’ legal department failed to have the pics removed, Hill offered the obligatory apology.

From the Express-News:

“A year ago, I made a mistake and take full responsibility for my actions,” Hill, 23, said in a statement through the Spurs on Tuesday. “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.”

Meanwhile, the Spurs have dispatched lawyers in attempts to have Hill’s photos removed from the site. Citing trademark infringement and claiming the photos were “disseminated illegally and without permission,” the firm Bracewell & Giuliani — which represents the Spurs — has sent a cease-and-desist letter to thedirty.com. The legal missive, first obtained by the celebrity gossip site TMZ.com, demands that thedirty.com “immediately and permanently remove the photographs and all references to the Spurs.”

So far, the Web site has denied the team’s request. In his reply, David Gringas, the attorney representing thedirty.com and its founder, Nik Richie, called the Spurs’ claims, “totally without merit. Trademark law does not apply to criticism of celebrities making fools of themselves,” Gringas wrote.

One gets the feeling that this won’t be the last time something similar surfaces on the web in the near future.

NBA players are finding out the hard way about the price of fame, and the lengths to which people — read: angry ex-lovers, and opportunistic websites — will go to to embarrass them.

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  • ampd

    wow, the people releasing nude photos get stranger and stranger. whatre the odds that mark cuban is the next one to apologize for them?

  • wilz

    why isnt this happening in the wnba more often…i dont even wanna check these links out

  • Buschfire

    eeewwww, most players in the WNBA I wouldn’t want to see naked either.

  • BackInBlack

    this is lovely

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com TADOne

    I’m waiting for Candace Parker.

  • German Reignman

    Or Players Wifes … “Glen Rices Wife” anyone ?

  • JoeMaMa

    Nude photos are apparently part of NBA rookie training protocol, along with shoes, a written contract that loans your woman out to Shaq, and a night with a Kardashian.

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    I don’t get the big deal.

  • http://aol.com Run’N'Gun 219

    arnt they both from indianapolis?

  • riggs

    i don’t see why they should apologize? this isnt a rare occurrence and its not like they submitted the photos….

  • michael scorn

    I predict Vlade Divac will be next

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    the photos aren’t new, the messages that were also sent are. among them are messages where hill talks about the speed of his, ahem, release and other stuff we probably never wanted to know.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    LMFAO @ JoeMaMa!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    This really is strange. lol. I don’t know what to say.. Beware of the Ex!

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Dudes should retaliate and post pics of the b!tches.

  • UnRel

    i think Mike Smrek is next..

  • Kobemvp247

    It would be hilarious to see Yao Ming n his 3 inch meat LOL

  • nastierthanu

    If i were married I would be pissed but as a single nba baller. F it free advertising. Aint no shame in my game

  • riggs

    @kobemvp247: said like a true kobe fan.

  • Jose

    if big baby & nude photos come up in the same headline soon.im done man….=/

  • Son of Shawn

    I wanna see something like this: “Milica Dabovic’s Turn to Apologize for Nude Photos”, yes, I Know he´s not playing at the WNBA (she plays for the Serbian National Team), but a man can dream.

  • Son of Shawn

    Note: I´m sure than Milica could improve the WNBA attendance

  • Joe

    My money is on Eric Gordo being next….Way to represent the Hoosier State fellas, the hotbed of basketball. Greg Oden…George Hill…Eric Gordon??……Mike Conley??…Brad Miller???…..ZACH RANDOLPH???…..COACH SCOT SKILES!!!!!!!!!!!!…….a nude photo of Mike Woodson?!?!?!…….a nude photo of Mike Woodson WITH NO EYEBROWS????!!!…”NNNNOOOOOOOO”

  • JoeMaMa

    Just for the record, thinking/dreaming about who’s next for a nude shot is grounds for suspicion.

  • http://jayemmbee.blogspot.com ClutchPerformer

    man whats with the balleres posing nude, i thought it was the thing to get the girl to strip not the other way around.
    but like other people said the wrong people are getting naked it should be the feminine looking players in the WNBA and the NBA wives and girlfriends lol

  • http://JoshDrake Josh D

    lol TADONE

  • http://slamonline.com d.j.

    lmao at joe !

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    i just looked up milica dabovic, and we need to get her in the wnba right now! and someone get her a camera phone

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    People seem fascinated the by the size of athletes penises and the size of their bank accounts.
    I wonder what that says about fans.

  • rob

    lol @Jose
    I understand why Hill has to apologize, but this isn’t a big deal. Move on.

  • Jon

    sue bird anyone?

  • Surreal

    @Jon – Yes please…lol!

  • http://dsjfhklf.com Jukai

    I really don’t understand the need to apologize. I’d prefer Hill to hold a press conference and start off asking “alright, first off… anyone jealous?”

  • Kobemvp247

    What I meant to say was, Yao Ming has a bigger thing than I do. I shouldn’t stereotype about other races, because I’m a f*cking idiot with the smallest of them all. I’m not going to get into specifics, but mine is like a mosquito bite. On a good day.
    Oh, and I want to see Kobe naked, really really really badly.

  • Kobemvp247

    What I meant to say was, Yao Ming has a bigger thing than I do. I shouldn’t stereotype about other races, because I’m a f*cking id!ot with the smallest of them all. I’m not going to get into specifics, but mine is like a mosquito bite. On a good day.
    Oh, and I want to see Kobe n@ked, really really really badly.

  • flippity

    @Kobemvp247

    ummmm…ok,Dude.

  • German Reignman

    Co-Sign TADOne and Son of Shawn …Milica Dabovic should get a WNBA AND T-Mobile contract ASAP

  • pennydunk_1

    Tim Duncan next

  • http://myspace.com/weezyleezy337 GametimeWeezy

    @ Diana Tirausi….Game gotta big crush on you…lol

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