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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Articles tagged: Steven Adams

Steven Adams throws shade at ex-teammate in new book

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Steven Adams is generally seen as an agreeable fellow, but it turns out that he wasn’t exactly too fond of former teammate Reggie Jackson.

The Oklahoma City Thunder center’s autobiography entitled “Steven Adams: My Life, My Fight” was released this week. One particular passage that went viral saw Adams take some major shots at Jackson, who is now a member of the Detroit Pistons.

In the passage, Adams criticized Jackson for complaining about his role with the Thunder and called him a “fool” for thinking that he should have been starting over Russell Westbrook. Adams also said that he “wasn’t that sad” to see Jackson go when the point guard was traded to Detroit and added that the Thunder “wanted him to leave” and “forgot about him pretty quickly.”

Jackson, now 28, was with the Thunder for the first three seasons of his career before he was dealt to the Pistons at the 2015 trade deadline. Two of those seasons overlapped with Adams, who is three years younger than Jackson.

Many of Jackson’s other ex-Thunder teammates also threw shade at him in the wake of his departure, so it’s clear that Adams is just expressing the general sentiment of those who played with Jackson in OKC.

Steven Adams says he accidentally liked photo criticizing Carmelo Anthony

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An NBA player is once again in a bit of hot water over Instagram likes.

Fans caught Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams liking a reply to an Instagram comment about which Thunder star was the most valuable. It depicted Adams, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony, and Adams just so happened to like a comment that stated “all of them except Melo.”

Adams told Bleacher Report in a statement that the like was an accident. Few, though, would argue with the assertion, as Anthony posted a career-worst 16.2 points per game for Oklahoma City last season.

If Adams needs some help getting past an alleged accidental Instagram like, he can just reach out to one of his former teammates who’s dealt with the same problem.

Jae Crowder ejected after late-game skirmish

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Jae Crowder was ejected late in the Utah Jazz’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night for his role in a skirmish.

With under six minutes left in the game and the Jazz up by 20, Russell Westbrook whipped Crowder in the chest with his arm. That led Crowder to be upset and look for Westbrook. Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams came over to try and hold Crowder back. In the process, Crowder tried pushing Anthony away and caught Adams with an inadvertent arm to the face.

Westbrook was called for a foul on the play, while Crowder received a tech and was ejected.

The officials wanted to make sure that the situation didn’t get out of hand considering the bad blood that’s been brewing in the series.

Steven Adams accepts fan’s prom proposal three years late

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Steven Adams’ life motto may just be “Better late than never.”

The Oklahoma City Thunder big man did a solid for a female fan on Monday by accepting her Twitter prom proposal … that she sent over three years ago.

Needless to say, a lot has changed in those three years. Adams went from a little-known, clean-shaven center to a $100 million man with a trademark mustache. Meanwhile, the fan went from law student to actual lawyer, leading to these great tweets from her in reaction to the belated acceptance.

We will definitely be awaiting word on how she tries to proceed from here with Adams. Maybe they can go to a “Game of Thrones” premiere together.

Nuggets go crazy as Jamal Murray breaks Steven Adams’ ankles

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Jamal Murray completely shook Steven Adams during the second quarter of Thursday night’s Oklahoma City Thunder-Denver Nuggets game, and his teammates absolutely lost it.

Check out the moves that Murray put on Adams that caused the Thunder big man to stumble and hit the floor:

The bench reaction was the best part:

Murray was hot in the first half of the game. He went into halftime with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 4-for-5 on threes. But that was his most memorable highlight for sure.

Draymond Green not buying Steven Adams’ kick excuses

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It would be fair to say Draymond Green is enjoying a bit of schadenfreude regarding Steven Adams’ kick on Thursday night.

Adams’ kick to the groin of Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal got him a technical foul on Thursday, and it also sparked a good bit of debate. Flailing legs aren’t new in the NBA, and some argued that this incident was inadvertent.

Green, who has had a number of kicking incidents, isn’t buying that one bit.

It’s particularly funny because Green has kicked Adams before. Naturally, at the time, he claimed that his act was accidental, but when the shoe is on the other foot, things look a little bit different.

Steven Adams gets tech for kick to Bradley Beal’s groin (Video)

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Steven Adams received a technical foul for kicking Bradley Beal in the groin during the third quarter of Thursday’s Oklahoma City Thunder-Washington Wizards game.

Adams was going up for a rebound and got pulled from behind by Marcin Gortat, who ended up getting called for a foul. As he was going down, Adams kicked Beal in the groin:

Beal went down after the groin shot and had to recover on the bench while the officials figured things out. They gave Adams a tech and Gortat a foul for the sequence.

Both Beal and Adams made their free throws after the foul calls were made. Maybe Adams learned the move from his buddy Draymond Green.