The NBA Playoffs have arrived and that means LeBron James will no longer be posting on social media during the playoffs. It also means that Steph Curry will be trying his best to do the same thing.
Before the playoffs every year James “activates” his anti-social media stance of “Zero Dark Thirty-23.” The sole objective of sorts is LeBron won’t post on social media throughout the playoffs.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 15, 2017
It’s a smart and easy way to take away unnecessary distractions and once again, Curry is trying to do the same thing. The Golden State Warriors’ point guard deleted every social media app from his phone before Game 1 of the Warriors’ 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 told ESPN. “We have goals to accomplish, and you want to make sure you’re giving your all.”
Curry claims this is the third year he’s implemented his plan, but it’s also the first year he’s disclosed his plan to others.
#DubNation, y’all know what time it is. ? in.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 13, 2017
“I didn’t do it because he did it. I’m not reinventing the wheel,” Curry told ESPN. “It’s just a way to help me keep my focus on what’s important.”
But wait a minute – after the Warriors’ 121-109 victory over the Trail Blazers in game one, Curry tweeted!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 17, 2017
He lied! Kind of.
Curry told ESPN he’ll occasionally send out posts through other means.
“I have a way of sending out messages without getting into my accounts,” Curry revealed. “That way, I’m not seeing or reading something I’m trying to avoid.”
So is he telling his wife or agent to post for him? What is going on?
“It’s worked for me so far,” Curry said. “I’m going to stay with it.”
WHAT HAS WORKED SO FAR!? You’re still posting, Steph!
Okay, wait – that last post on Instagram two days after Game 1 is a charity post of sorts, so that’s okay. But still, why claim to be pulling a LeBron when you’re not? James hasn’t tweeted or instagrammed since the playoffs started while Curry has done both.
This is just confusing. Don’t say you’re going to follow LeBron when you very clearly aren’t.