Sacramento Kings guard George Hill caused quite a stir over the weekend with a cryptic Twitter offering, but he insists that it was much ado about nothing.
After the Kings lost to Milwaukee on Saturday, Hill tweeted a series of angry-face emojis that led to speculation about some possible frustration in Sactown.
— INDIANA GEORGE HILL (@George_Hill3) December 3, 2017
Hill took some time after practice on Monday to address the tweet.
“As a competitor, you get upset with yourself, with the way I was playing,” he said, per Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee. “Losing a game like that where I thought we should have won, just a little frustration.
“You’ve got some things like that and some things that’s going on in my everyday life that I was really affected by,” the 31-year-old continued. “From a standpoint of things back home, not at my house, but back in my home state [Indiana] that kind of disturbed me a little bit.”
Hill has struggled in his first season with the 7-16 Kings, averaging just 8.9 points and 2.4 assists per game. Fortunately though, it doesn’t look like Sacramento has an Eric Bledsoe-type situation on their hands here.
In the 2001-02 season, the Sacramento Kings won the Pacific Division for the first time and famously took the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers to seven games in the 2002 Western Conference Finals.