Myles Turner, Pacers

Pacers’ Myles Turner explains social media hiatus: ‘I did it for myself’ (IndyStar)

INDIANAPOLIS – After an up-and-down start to his first season in his four-year, $72 million contract, Pacers big-man Myles Turner has decided to let his game do the talking – breaking away from the distraction and frustrations that being a high-paid professional athlete on social media can bring.

Not long after he finished with a season-low three points, three rebounds, zero blocks and five fouls in a narrow loss on the road to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, Turner all-but erased his social media presence – deactivating his verified Twitter account, @Original_Turner, and deleting all the photos he had previously posted on Instagram page (turner_myles). The stories he had archived on the latter medium remain visible.

In his first interview with local media since the weekend, after Monday’s 117-104 road win over Memphis, Turner provided little context for the move beyond his own personal well-being.

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