San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay teased teammate DeMar DeRozan on Tuesday for the All-Star shooting guard’s social-media avoidance.
DeRozan has never been a fan of social media, which is also the reason why he frequently deletes his post. Gay, however, doesn’t share the same hate and even said that he has “evolved more” than DeMar.
Rudy Gay doesn't share his good friend DeMar DeRozan's disdain for social media: "I feel like I have evolved more than DeMar has. He is still in the Stone Age." #Spurs
— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) December 3, 2019
While the 30-year-old DeRozan has social-media profiles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the former Toronto Raptors swingman rarely shares anything to the public. In fact, DeRozan has zero posts on Facebook and Instagram.
On Twitter, for instance, he mostly “retweets” other posts in the times he is active, although his profile could be controlled by a social media manager — something not atypical for professional athletes these days.
DeRozan also plays an old-school style of basketball, too. The four-time All-Star infrequently attempts 3-pointers — he has taken three total this season — and often relies on a mid-range game to knock defenders off kilter and score for San Antonio.
DeRozan arrived on the Spurs in the blockbuster Kawhi Leonard trade two summers ago from the Raptors alongside young center Jakob Poeltl.
While the 6-foot-6 USC product has seen success with San Antonio, the Spurs have gradually dipped with DeRozan on the team. They won 48 games last season, his first on the team, but their record stands at 7-14 this year.
Gay, 33, is in his third year with the Spurs and had also previously played for the Raptors in the past, albeit for much shorter than DeRozan’s tenure with the Canadian franchise. Gay has thrived in a bench role for San Antonio.