DeMar DeRozan wishes he played in the ’90s to avoid social media rumblings
DeMar DeRozan isn’t paying attention to the hoopla surrounding him and the San Antonio Spurs in light of a recent skid. The 30-year-old veteran recently cleared out his Instagram account, which only kickstarted rumors about a potential departure from the Spurs.
The All-Star shooting guard cleared it all up on Wednesday:
“I don’t even like social media, honestly,” said DeRozan, according to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News. “I’m not a big fan of social media, never been. To this day I always wish I had played in the ’90s so I wouldn’t deal with social media. I just let people talk. Me, personally, I hate it…If it wasn’t a need in 2019, I wouldn’t have it.”
DeRozan and other stars benefit from advertising and other perks of having Instagram, but there is a downside of every bit of social media and trade rumors are part of that as well.
The Orlando Magic reportedly had interest in trading for DeRozan, but none of it has yet to materialize, even with recent injuries to Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon. However, DeRozan is not ready to give up on his team yet.
“Losing kind of heightens everything negatively,” said DeRozan. “The reality of it, it’s still November. We haven’t hit 2020 yet. We’ve still got an opportunity. All it takes is for us to play a couple good weeks of basketball and we’ll be right there.”
The Spurs have lost two in a row after Wednesday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, including nine of their last 11 games. Something’s got to give if the Spurs are to turn it around, but that must start with a collective mentality to put a stop to this skid.