(via Forbes)

After mysteriously clearing his Instagram account last week, trade speculation surrounding DeMar DeRozan intensified as the Spurs continued to lose games. The last time he deleted his posts, he was traded from Toronto to San Antonio, so folks were sure he was about to be traded again.

But according to DeRozan, there isn’t some cryptic meaning behind his actions, he just isn’t a fan of social media.

“I don’t even like social media, honestly. 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.”

It’s understandable why social media isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Not only does it provide a platform for the haters, doubters, and naysayers, but it glorifies the “highlight” plays and creates competition for media attention.

Nowadays, it seems like people talk more over a screen than they do in person. Negativity is spreading like wildfire.

While this online technology age has born countless fruit, perhaps DeRozan is personally feeling the negative effects of Instagram and Twitter now more than ever before. With his name being the subject of trade rumors, criticism, and hate, he may just very well be sick and tired of the internet altogether.

And in his present circumstances, can you really blame him?

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