Jason Terry

NBA players know they're addicted to their phones — good luck getting them to unplug

NBA players know they're addicted to their phones — good luck getting them to unplug

Jason Terry knows he's breaking the rules, but he can't help it. In the Milwaukee Bucks' locker room 75 minutes before a matchup with the visiting Washington Wizards, the veteran guard's eyes are lowered, in deep inspection of his phone.

This season, the Bucks — not the team, but the players — implemented a rule: Stay off your phone before games. Players are only allowed to navigate music playlists. There is an exception for guys with certain pregame routines such as Terry's video poker habit, which the 40-year-old has long used as a way to ease his mind before taking the court. But general phone use — and especially social media - is off limits.

"This is the time to...

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