If you’ve ever looked at a pro athlete’s Twitter mentions or Instagram comments after a particularly bad game, it can be brutal. If blowing a big game, getting booed out of the building, or simply not putting your best effort on a grand stage isn’t enough to hurt your feelings, try having to read through thousands of tweets and comments saying how much you suck.
Well, if you’re San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge you don’t have to anymore. A day after the first-year Spur struggled (five points, three rebounds, and three turnovers in 25 minutes) in a 120-90 loss to the Golden State Warriors, Aldridge’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were no longer active.
LaMarcus Aldridge deleted his Twitter. What? Why? pic.twitter.com/RyOOke1MDc
— Charly Avell (@RealCharlyAvell) January 26, 2016
Aldridge had a particularly large load to carry last night as Spurs’ forward/center Tim Duncan sat out last night’s game with a sore knee. Seen as the biggest free agent signing of the off-season, Aldridge was supposed to be the player that got the Spurs back over the hump and back into the NBA Finals, and for most of the NBA season he has looked every bit the part. His 15 points and 8 rebounds per game have been a major factor for the 38-7 Spurs.
They still look like a major title contender in the NBA, as they hold the second-best record in the entire league. However, maybe cutting off social media will give Aldridge the focus he needs to help lead the Spurs towards that title push and over the reigning NBA Champion Golden State Warriors when it matters in June.
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