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Cable news, social media, smart phones, podcasts, the internet, etc. Content, content, content. It just never stops.
Combine all that with the fact that people like drama, and that's why we are in the middle of this Kevin Durant-Draymond Green saga.
While in Texas over the weekend, Steph Curry was asked the following question from Anthony Slater of The Athletic:
"How much more difficult is it to push your team past this when everyone on the outside is reliving it in your face and on your screens?"
Curry's response was...
...interesting to say the least.
"The one thing I'll say is it's a lot more difficult in terms of people knowing everything. Misinformation is another thing. With how active as our guys are on social media, it's hard not to see that stuff.
"But it tests your character, makes you figure out how to compartmentalize stuff. Either you take it as entertainment or you get influenced by it. Whatever you think, however you are in real life, in terms of how impressionable you are, how insecure you might be, how confident in yourself you might be, that'll all reflect in how you handle it."
Without diving too deep into this or speculating unfairly, it sounds like Curry believes the best approach to dealing with all of the noise is to accept that it's out of your control and to always remember that some of the stuff said by TV talking heads is hyperbole intended to stir up controversy because that is what delivers clicks and shares and likes and retweets and ratings, etc.
Or in other words -- don't pay attention and/or don't let it bother you. Clearly, that is easier said than done.
Can't we all just get along and do stuff like this:
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller