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Steven Adams not impressed after being recognized for his toughness

Steven Adams

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams is not quite as pleased to be recognized as the NBA’s toughest player as one might expect.

In the league’s survey of general managers, Adams was voted the toughest player in the league by a good margin, finishing 20 points ahead of LeBron James. When brought up to him on Wednesday, his response was quite muted.

There is no bonus involved, so what difference does it make? It’s a nice reputation to have, but one earned, not given.

Adams may also win an award for being one of the league’s more quotable players. It’s a rare combination.


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