“It’s part of the business.” The phrase has become a catchphrase for many of the players who make up the NBA rosters. It is usually pronounced in a tone of resignation due to the instability that comes with being able to be transferred at any time. But what really disturbs the tranquility of the athlete are the rumors that appear in the press and whose protagonists are usually habitual. Myles Turner and his apparent lack of lace alongside Domantas Sabonis is one of them. If you are pierced, then so be it. If you stay in your organization, go out there and show them why they pay you.
The waters are already calmer for the Pacers center, but that does not mean that he has gone through times of constant buzz. «It happened to me for the first time three years ago. It was as if every time I checked my mobile I saw my name in some transfer rumor that was taken for granted. In cases like yours, there are players who are affected by what they understand as a certain contempt. Tell Ricky Rubio. But Turner has never been affected to the point of conditioning his delivery or performance on the court. “It can be stressful for a young player because you think you are settled in a city and you may find yourself away from it overnight,” says Turner in his talk with Michael Scotto en HoopsHype.
The player prefers to be realistic and try to control his own destiny within his capabilities. “You can take it as something personal, but at the end of the day this is a business. The franchise is going to do what is best for its benefit without thinking about your feelings in a certain sense. ” Turner has become so used to the media noise that he takes it with humor. Now that I see my name in rumors all the time, it is routine for me. It’s like ‘Oh what’s new?’ “
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