Fans never have had more access to their favorite athletes than right now. Whether you're watching them play their respective sport or following them on social media, private lives now are much more in the public eye.
One area that remains private for the most part is the locker room, especially during halftime of a game. Warriors forward Andre Iguodala pulled back the curtain on that a bit Tuesday morning.
"It's normal now to go in the locker room, and first thing people do is grab their phones," Iguodala said while appearing on "The Breakfast Club." "At halftime. It's like normal now."
"I'm lookin' and dudes are checkin' Instagram," he continued. "Checkin' their halftime stats."
Iguodala says that outside noise plays a factor whether it's the media, fans or agents.
"I mean, you're kind of taught that," he said. "If you're a player where you're on the borderline of superstar ... your agent's telling you that before every game. 'Look man, you gotta get 22 tonight.'"
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Iguodala, 35, has played 15 seasons in the NBA. He began his career in 2004 and has seen the league's transformation, especially with social media.
It seems like we’ve been here before.
The Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers will match up for the third time this preseason Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
The two clubs played just two days ago at Staples Center, with the Lakers coming out on top with a 104-98 win.
Steph Curry will not play in the penultimate preseason game for Golden State, and forward Omari Spellman also will sit after a tweaked back suffered in Monday night’s loss.
Anthony Davis, who missed Monday’s game, is expected to suit up for Los Angeles.
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Here’s how you can watch Warriors-Lakers online and on TV:
When: Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Now this is the kind of content you are here for.
Steve Kerr spoke to reporters after shootaround Wednesday morning. And as he saw guard Klay Thompson walking nearby, the Warriors coach busted out the jokes.
"Klay, we don't really need at all," Kerr said.
After Thompson responded with "redshirt season," Kerr seized the opportunity to roast the two-time All-NBA selection.
"We're redshirting him, trying to get him bigger and stronger. Get him used to campus life. Academically, he's got a ways to go ..."
Klay is rehabbing his torn left ACL, and will be sidelined until at least the All-Star break.
It's possible that the five-time All-Star misses the whole season, hence the "redshirt" reference.
[RELATED: Dubs' Spellman out for tonight's preseason game at Lakers]
But the Warriors sure hope that doesn't become the reality and Klay is able to come back at the end of the regular season for a playoff push.
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