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George Hill

No Regrets

I Chose Kids Over Team USA Basketball

8/21/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NBA star George Hill stands by his decision to ditch the Team USA basketball training camp to attend a kids charity event instead ... even if it means he blew his shot to don the red, white and blue.

The Pacers guard shocked the sports world last month, when he bailed on Team USA's invite-only camp to attend a bball camp for kids in Texas -- a move that could cost him any chance of making the team.

So when our photog spotted him in L.A. Sunday, he had to ask -- are there any regrets now that he's had a few weeks to reflect on blowing a HUGE opportunity?

But George says HELLLLLL NO. He explains, "I probably messed up my chances, but if I can impact one kid's life ... that's way more important than the USA basketball team."

So we gotta ask ...

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just because    

tmz live missed amber rose twerking in her wedding dress....come back to 1:30pst 4:30est

338 days ago
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just because    

tmz live missed amber rose twerking in her wedding dress....come back to 1:30pst 4:30est

338 days ago
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Waka Waka Waka    

Dam this guy just made a fan.

338 days ago
4.

just because    

or atleast edit and upload at 5pm est if so early

338 days ago
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just because    

bb uk is over cbbuk starts thursday

338 days ago
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just because    

just replay tmz live at the same time it used to be when harvey levin says f words during break

338 days ago
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just because    

just say pre recorded or something

338 days ago
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just because    

HL: what the **** are the audio people ****ing doing back there! we gotta hear the music before 321 cue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

338 days ago
9.

Toilethead    

You mean there's a basketball player who isn't a douchebag? Well I'll be go to hell.

338 days ago
10.

Ashley     

it was a noble thing to do
its selfless.......instead of being a holes and spending your whole day on tmz judging women
strive to be like this.........but i doubt it

338 days ago
11.

bozzman    

neither noble or a mistake - he's just wasting his time with team usa, he's never going to play. so why not save face?

337 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

George Hill
No Regrets
I Chose Kids Over Team USA Basketball.................GREAT !

337 days ago
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M    

the olympics team sports have been a joke ever since they started to allow the pros to play....cant cheer for multi millionaire playing...liked it better when it was college kids looking to get noticed

337 days ago
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Katie Perry's Mini Bar Snatch    

He's a dumbass. You can go out of your way and make up for the charity event any time. How many chances do you get to win gold for your country at the olympics??? He could've had a special event for those kids to make up for it afterwards and still gone to the training camp.

337 days ago
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Wow ...    

He has a NEW fan! If only there were more people like him, our world would be a much better place. Wish him all the best!

337 days ago
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