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Stephen Curry to avoid social media during playoffs

Stephen Curry
Michael Dixon
Written by Michael Dixon

Those who enjoy following Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry on social media will have significantly less access to him than normal.

That’s because, per Chris Haynes of ESPN, “the two-time MVP says he deleted every social media application from his phone before Game 1 of the first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers.”

“When you’re really trying to zone in and keep your focus, you don’t want to have any unnecessary distractions during this point of the season,” Curry said, via Haynes. “We have goals to accomplish, and you want to make sure you’re giving your all.”

Before most games, Curry will frequently send out a tweet similar to this one.

Curry is far from the only NBA star to take this action.

LeBron James goes dark on social media during every postseason. Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas has done the same thing.

But while the applications have been removed from his phone, the two-time MVP may still make the occasional post.

“I have a way of sending out messages without getting into my accounts,” Curry said, via Haynes. “That way, I’m not seeing or reading something I’m trying to avoid.”

So while we might see the occasional post, fans will have to get most of their Curry fix from the Warriors games.

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Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon

Bay Area born and raised, I have extensive experience in both the print and online worlds. There are few things in this world I love doing more than talking sports.