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LaMarcus Aldridge explains why he deleted Twitter account

LaMarcus-Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge decided to delete his Twitter account at some point after his San Antonio Spurs were blown out by the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. Coincidence, right?

According to Aldridge, the decision to bail on social media had nothing to do with having one of his worst games of the season in a 30-point loss.

“I just wanted to lock in on my season right now, it had nothing to do with that game,” he told reporters after a win over the Rockets on Wednesday, per Melissa Rohlin of the San Antonio Express-News.

That’s somewhat hard to believe. Aldridge scored just five points on 2-for-9 shooting and grabbed three rebounds in the game against Golden State. I’m sure he wanted to focus on improving, but I’d be surprised if criticism after the blowout didn’t help push him in that direction.

Aldridge bounced back in a big way with 25 points and 10 rebounds against the Rockets. He shot 9-of-13 from the field.

“I wanted to be better than I was the last game,” he said. “I wanted to have a better rhythm and try to put my stamp on the game. I was trying to be more in tune to the game, for sure.

“It’s not anything about the game. It’s a new adventure for me. I’ve never been in this system, with this team. I’ve never been on a top 2 team in the West.”

If Aldridge did quit Twitter for a similar reason to the one this famous announcer gave when he decided to give it up, the big man made the right choice.

Photo: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

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