Shane Larkin Anadolu Efes Maccabi Tel-Aviv
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Discussing a range of subjects related to Anadolu Efes and the offseason, Shane Larkin’s primary objective is centered on achieving victory on the court. Larkin, aged 30, granted an exclusive interview to Eurohoops, where he discussed the upcoming 2023-24 season, marking his sixth season with the Istanbul team.

Q: You are a player who likes to interact with fans, especially on social media. You express your opinions about basketball stuff, other stuff. I remember that last year, you were criticizing your playing time in one of the crucial games of the season. I love players opening up about their opinions, but is there a downside to that for you?

A: Of course. If you say anything as a player, people are going to nitpick out of it and take it negatively. Some people are going to agree with you, some people will say you are complaining. That just comes with the territory. At the end of the day, I don’t take it as negative because I really don’t care what people say about me. I am very confident and at peace in my life with where I am. If I share my opinion and somebody feels negatively about it, that’s okay. You are entitled to have your own opinion, entitled to feel however you want to feel about it. That is why you have your own brain and I have mine. It doesn’t really bother me. I am open to hearing different opinions and different ideas about myself and what I think.