After Trade, George Hill Apologized to Cavs for Missed Free Throw in NBA Finals

Bleacher Report

George Hill played just a total of 56 games in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform, but his time with the team featured one of the most infamous sequences in NBA history.

And that's something that has stayed with him even as he leaves town.

On Friday, the Cavs traded Hill to the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-team deal that included 2016 NBA champion Matthew Dellavedova returning to Cleveland. As he said goodbye to the Cavs, Hill extended an apology, via The Athletic's Joe Vardon, for missing a potential game-winning free throw against the Golden State Warriors at the end of Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals.

"Sorry I couldn't get it done when I was here for the Finals, missing that free throw, but it's nothing but love. You gotta give the organization thank you, you gotta give my teammates a huge thank you for welcoming me with open arms since I first got here, giving me a chance to play in the NBA Finals, something I've never dreamed of. So for me it's kind of bittersweet.

"You don't want to leave a place that you create relationships with your teammates and people in the organization, front office and things like that, but, it's a business. Get another opportunity to take my talents and my game down to Milwaukee and try to help them win games as best as I can."

Hill was acquired by Cleveland prior to the trade deadline in February. Little did anyone know at the time, the veteran would wind up being involved in one of the franchise's most devastating moments.

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