Steven Adams has no interest in hanging out with ex-teammate Enes Kanter
Steven Adams has no time for friendships during the playoffs.
Adams was asked ahead of Tuesday’s Game 2 of the first round series between his Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers whether he would be hanging out with ex-teammate Enes Kanter between games. Adams offered a blunt response and said he had no interest in doing so.
Steven Adams today at shootaround on if he has any free time in between games to hang out with Enes Kanter: “Yeah, there’s time … but I don’t want to.” pic.twitter.com/RtHHE2GyOj
— Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) April 16, 2019
It’s unclear whether he was joking or being serious, but his answer seemed to contain a bit of both.
Adams and Kanter were collectively known as the “Stache Bros” when they played on the Thunder before Kanter was traded to the Knicks. Despite their relationship, Adams trolled Kanter when they played against each other in November. Kanter was let go by the Knicks and picked up by Portland, and he had a starring role in Game 1.
Russell Westbrook doesn’t like his guys being friendly with opponents, so it’s no surprise Adams is falling in line with that.