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Basketball Fan
02-09-2010, 10:30 PM
I'm starting to wonder if all Indianapolis-based basketball players are the only ones dumb enough to do this...

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/spurs/2010-02-09-george-hill-nude-photos_N.htm?csp=34&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomNba-TopStories+%28Sports+-+NBA+-+Top+Stories%29




Spurs' George Hill apologizes for nude photos
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) San Antonio Spurs guard George Hill (FSY) is apologizing for nude pictures of himself that were recently posted online.

In a statement issued by the team Tuesday, Hill said: "A year ago I made a mistake and take full responsibility for my actions. I have matured and learned from this episode."

Hill apologized to his girlfriend, family, the Spurs and fans.

Hill, the Spurs' first-round draft pick in June 2008, is the first player from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis to make it to the NBA.

Last month, Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden (FSY) apologized for nude photos of himself that surfaced on the Internet.Spurs' George Hill apologizes for nude photos

Hicks
02-09-2010, 10:36 PM
Can Mike Conley or Josh McRoberts be far behind?

Basketball Fan
02-09-2010, 10:40 PM
Can Mike Conley or Josh McRoberts be far behind?



Well JMR may be the only way the Pacers get any national press at this point..



But there's also Rodney Carney


At least they're "fit" I better hope there's never a Larry Bird pic out there *shudder*

Smoothdave1
02-09-2010, 11:08 PM
Don't forget about Eric Gordon or Courtney Lee......

Roaming Gnome
02-10-2010, 01:16 AM
I'm starting to wonder if all Indianapolis-based basketball players are the only ones dumb enough to do this...


What am I missing here? I guess I don't follow how having nude photos of yourself makes you "dumb". Granted, I'm sure that he could probably have had better judgement on how they got on-line, but I still don't see that worthy of having to make an apology over.

Seriously, is there an angle to this story that I'm ignorant of?

Dece
02-10-2010, 02:22 AM
Oh no nudity... I really question what passes as important values for this country.

CableKC
02-10-2010, 02:42 AM
What am I missing here? I guess I don't follow how having nude photos of yourself makes you "dumb". Granted, I'm sure that he could probably have had better judgement on how they got on-line, but I still don't see that worthy of having to make an apology over.

Seriously, is there an angle to this story that I'm ignorant of?
Real easy......PR-wise....I'm guessing the Spurs told Hill to apologize. They nipped it in the bud ( so to speak ) by controlling the message and therefore the outcome. Heck, did anyone even know about this until he brought it up?

Whatever.... nowadays, I have no idea why a College Player headed to the NBA would even allow anybody to take a picture like this....that's just plain stupid on his part. As you said.....he should have just exercized better judgement.

Trader Joe
02-10-2010, 04:30 AM
Like most of the outfits cheerleaders wear really leave a whole lot to the imagination...

Nudity is strange for Americans, in movies it is art, in situations like this it is scary and wrong.

Give me a break, what does he have to apologize for?

graphic-er
02-10-2010, 08:32 AM
Like most of the outfits cheerleaders wear really leave a whole lot to the imagination...

Nudity is strange for Americans, in movies it is art, in situations like this it is scary and wrong.

Give me a break, what does he have to apologize for?

Its the whole Puritan society America suffers from. We'd rather gasp and gawk at nudity than think about the real problems of our society. It just distraction.

owl
02-10-2010, 09:59 AM
Its the whole Puritan society America suffers from. We'd rather gasp and gawk at nudity than think about the real problems of our society. It just distraction.

Pornography is rampant in the US. That is what we suffer from.

Shade
02-10-2010, 10:19 AM
I know Indy is kinda boring, but damn...

Anthem
02-10-2010, 10:54 AM
I wouldn't have known anything about it if he hadn't made a public statement.

Unclebuck
02-10-2010, 11:12 AM
I wouldn't have known anything about it if he hadn't made a public statement.

So true.

Maybe the NBA as a whole with the help of the players association shou,d just issue a leage wide apology for any nude pictures of the players that might show up - get it over with

Basketball Fan
02-10-2010, 11:22 AM
What am I missing here? I guess I don't follow how having nude photos of yourself makes you "dumb". Granted, I'm sure that he could probably have had better judgement on how they got on-line, but I still don't see that worthy of having to make an apology over.

Seriously, is there an angle to this story that I'm ignorant of?



Its dumb to take pics of yourself in the nude and then send them to someone especially if you are a public figure if the relationship or whatever it was goes south she can save it and post it on the net for the world to see.

In the grand scheme of things its not offensive compared to you know actual crimes but its an embarrassing situation that is easily preventable with common sense and its ironic that both players in this situation are from Naptown.

Roaming Gnome
02-10-2010, 11:30 AM
Its dumb to take pics of yourself in the nude and then send them to someone especially if you are a public figure if the relationship or whatever it was goes south she can save it and post it on the net for the world to see.

In the grand scheme of things its not offensive compared to you know actual crimes but its an embarrassing situation that is easily preventable with common sense and its ironic that both players in this situation are from Naptown.

So, we are that afraid of "nudity" that you are considered "less than intelligent" for being photographed "nude" Because of what "might" happen down the road.

I know that you guys are going down the "P.R." angle, but all that over a "nude" still? Maybe if he was fornicating with a goat, I'd understand the cause for alarm, but having a nude photo is "wrong"?

Hicks
02-10-2010, 11:43 AM
So, we are that afraid of "nudity" that you are considered "less than intelligent" for being photographed "nude" Because of what "might" happen down the road.

I know that you guys are going down the "P.R." angle, but all that over a "nude" still? Maybe if he was fornicating with a goat, I'd understand the cause for alarm, but having a nude photo is "wrong"?

As a society as a whole, and when it's released to the public? Yes.

Basketball Fan
02-10-2010, 11:45 AM
So, we are that afraid of "nudity" that you are considered "less than intelligent" for being photographed "nude" Because of what "might" happen down the road.

I know that you guys are going down the "P.R." angle, but all that over a "nude" still? Maybe if he was fornicating with a goat, I'd understand the cause for alarm, but having a nude photo is "wrong"?



I personally don't get why anyone takes nude pics of themselves unless they are incredibly vain.

Fact is when you are a public figure and in the internet age your actions come back to haunt you if its recorded, photographed, etc. Look at Tiger Woods.

You would think these athletes would be smart enough to prepare for these things especially since history repeats itself.

But no its just a bad idea. Now had this not seen the light of day nobody would care because well we'd not know about it and now we do.

Trader Joe
02-10-2010, 12:10 PM
As a society as a whole, and when it's released to the public? Yes.

I guess you'll be boycotting all movies that feature male or female nudity then?

Hicks
02-10-2010, 12:24 PM
I guess you'll be boycotting all movies that feature male or female nudity then?

Can we please keep things reasonable and not say silly things like this?

There's a difference between showing off your junk on the 'net and being nude in a (non porno) movie.

I'm not saying it's illegal or morally wrong, but I think it's in poor taste and it most likely will hurt you more than it helps you. Or maybe it will just be indifferent. Who knows; depends on the person and the audience, I suppose.

Personally, if I were a celebrity, I would avoid any photos of that nature altogether because of just the possibility of it being released. Well, hell, actually that's my stance currently :laugh: but if I were worried about my public perception, I sure as hell wouldn't risk it. Nothing good would come of it.

Again, that's not to say it's illegal or (IMO) immoral.

This whole chain of discussion probably doesn't belong on PD to begin with.

BornReady
02-10-2010, 01:07 PM
Can we please keep things reasonable and not say silly things like this?

There's a difference between showing off your junk on the 'net and being nude in a (non porno) movie.

I'm not saying it's illegal or morally wrong, but I think it's in poor taste and it most likely will hurt you more than it helps you. Or maybe it will just be indifferent. Who knows; depends on the person and the audience, I suppose.

Personally, if I were a celebrity, I would avoid any photos of that nature altogether because of just the possibility of it being released. Well, hell, actually that's my stance currently :laugh: but if I were worried about my public perception, I sure as hell wouldn't risk it. Nothing good would come of it.

Again, that's not to say it's illegal or (IMO) immoral.

This whole chain of discussion probably doesn't belong on PD to begin with.

how about this?
who wants to look at george hill anyhow? or oden? oden looks like lebrons dad...

Since86
02-10-2010, 01:13 PM
Can we please keep things reasonable and not say silly things like this?

There's a difference between showing off your junk on the 'net and being nude in a (non porno) movie.

I'm not saying it's illegal or morally wrong, but I think it's in poor taste and it most likely will hurt you more than it helps you. Or maybe it will just be indifferent. Who knows; depends on the person and the audience, I suppose.

Personally, if I were a celebrity, I would avoid any photos of that nature altogether because of just the possibility of it being released. Well, hell, actually that's my stance currently :laugh: but if I were worried about my public perception, I sure as hell wouldn't risk it. Nothing good would come of it.

Again, that's not to say it's illegal or (IMO) immoral.

This whole chain of discussion probably doesn't belong on PD to begin with.

What negative comes out of it specifically?

Calvin Klein offers millions upon millions of dollars to celebs to pose in just briefs and plaster that photo 50ft billboards on buildings.

We all just need to lighten up. Who cares if he sent someone a nude photo? Hopefully it worked out for him.

Naptown_Seth
02-10-2010, 03:01 PM
Like most of the outfits cheerleaders wear really leave a whole lot to the imagination...

Nudity is strange for Americans, in movies it is art, in situations like this it is scary and wrong.

Give me a break, what does he have to apologize for?
No, it's not art in movies. Usually sex and nudity mean a hard R or NC-17, but Arnold can blow up and shoot 1000 people per film with no problem.

Sad to live in a country where hurting someone is more acceptable than being naked near them.

"Listen here punk, I'm either going to take my clothes off and stand here, or punch you so hard in the face that it knocks you out."*

"Punch in the face, punch in the face, for the love of god punch me in the face!"










*worst Clint Eastwood line ever

Naptown_Seth
02-10-2010, 03:07 PM
BTW, this from a league that had me watching 8-10 year old girls doing Pacemates caliber "dancing" during timeouts last year at more than one game.

Plus, didn't one of the Pacers pose virtually nude back in the ABA days?

I mean I'm not pushing people out of the way to see a naked dude, but otherwise I couldn't care less.

The only bad thing about too much nudity is it would take all the fun out of it. The pseudo taboo aspect keeps it exciting. I wouldn't want to live in a world where seeing Megan Fox nude called for a "ho hum, seen it all before" reaction. :D

Pacersfan46
02-10-2010, 03:10 PM
I think all Hicks is saying is that nothing good can come from having your junk posted all over the internet.

Others can't seem to get past the idea that they personally don't care about it. Failing to realize that whether you perceive it to be petty or not, the public at large cares.

Either way I can't fathom that people saying it's "no big deal" would certainly feel that way if it was their junk being posted on the internet when it was something that was supposed to be personal. I'm sure you'd find a reason to care. Which brings me to the part where it is stupid .... for him it's now another distraction. As if professional athletes didn't have enough of them. Imagine having to deal with explaining this to your family. Weeeeird.

-- Steve --

QuickRelease
02-10-2010, 08:04 PM
So, we are that afraid of "nudity" that you are considered "less than intelligent" for being photographed "nude" Because of what "might" happen down the road.

I know that you guys are going down the "P.R." angle, but all that over a "nude" still? Maybe if he was fornicating with a goat, I'd understand the cause for alarm, but having a nude photo is "wrong"?

I thought that looked a lot like you on naughtygnomes.com (come check out our lawn ornaments).

Hoop
02-10-2010, 08:22 PM
So, I should stop PMing pictures of my junk to everyone on this forum?

To the ones that haven't received it yet, you'll just have to miss out. :D

PacerGuy
02-10-2010, 08:37 PM
*worst Clint Eastwood line ever

I thought that was:
"Yes, I'd love to playthe lead in Bridges of Madison County, my fans will love it, & Meryl Streep* is HOT!!!"

*fixed
:duh:

sweabs
02-10-2010, 08:45 PM
So, I should stop PMing pictures of my junk to everyone on this forum?
Please keep me on your mailing list. I don't know if you're being serious or not. If you are, I can pay a subscription fee or something. We can work out the details over PM if you want. Please let me know that you have received this message.

Los Angeles
02-10-2010, 10:28 PM
I thought that was:
"Yes, I'd love to playthe lead in Bridges of Madison County, my fans will love it, & Glen Close is HOT!!!"


:duh:

That wasn't even Close.

AesopRockOn
02-11-2010, 01:55 AM
To be fair, he was probably just texting and someone hacked his or her phone account. Happens all the time except recently there's this Internet thing that spreads words and images really easily, especially with this kind of context and content. I think the best resolution would be to send these kinds of photos the old fashioned way: fax.