George Hill said that basketball was the furthest thing from his mind amid the civil unrest and protest throughout the nation.
"I've been working every day since this all started with my body, my game and things like that, but as a whole, I can care less about basketball right now. ... that's my last thought on my mind is basketball. I can care less what's going on. I think there's bigger issues and bigger things to tackle in life right now than a basketball game," said Hill.
Hill was speaking on a local panel in Indiana entitled "The State of Black America: A Discussion with Representatives from Sports & Entertainment."
Hill added that while he's in good physical shape, he didn't know how he would be affected mentally by the current events.
"I don't know how it's going to affect me on the basketball court. I know that I, physically, have been working my ass off this entire time I've been off. I haven't taken one day off since this whole hiatus has came into effect. ... I'm in great physical shape, but mentally, I've still got a little more work to do.
"I'm paid millions of dollars to go out there and perform at a high level so part of it's like, 'Man, you've got to suck it up and go out there and do what you're paid to do,' but the other part of it is like, 'Listen man this basketball s---, I love it, it's part of what makes me me, but it's not all of what makes me me, either,' and I have a responsibility as a young black professional athlete to advocate for this change."