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Steven Adams gives funny answer to Boban Marjanovic question

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Steven Adams gave a humorous answer to a question he received about Boban Marjanovic.

Adams’ Oklahoma City Thunder defeated Marjanovic’s San Antonio Spurs 111-92 on Saturday, with Adams going for nine points and six rebounds in 27 minutes. Marjanovic had 13 points and six rebounds also in 27 minutes, and he was quite the load for Adams to defend. After the game, the New Zealand native talked about how tough it is to bang with Marjanovic all game:

Marjanovic is listed at 7-foot-3 and 290 pounds, while Adams goes 7-feet tall and 255 pounds. Adams certainly is no shrimp, but Marjanovic is more than a couple of handfuls for anyone this side of Yao Ming. This should be a good reminder for players to get their squats in before facing Marjanovic.

Steven Adams on Dwight Howard Stickum: ‘Maybe that’s why he misses free throws’ (Video)

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Oklahoma City Thunder enforcer Steven Adams has a theory as to why Dwight Howard is so poor at the free throw line: it’s the Stickum.

Howard was caught using Stickum during Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, and when asked about it Monday, Adams couldn’t help himself.

“Maybe that’s why he misses free throws, mate,” Adam said thoughtfully, before appearing to try to make a serious point. “I find it really hard to shoot – really grippy stuff, it just sticks to your hands. And I suck, really.

“I don’t know. I might try it out.”

What if Adams really is onto something? By his own admission, Howard has been using Stickum for about five years. That would mean somewhere around 2011. Howard wasn’t a good free throw shooter ever, but after consistently shooting around 59 percent every year through the 2010-11 season, his percentage dropped noticeably to 49 percent in 2011-12 and has never recovered, a marked difference. Maybe Adams – and the NBA coach who was being snarky as quoted here – is onto something…or maybe it’s just a silly coincidence. Hey, we can pretend.

Steven Adams, DeMarcus Cousins get tangled up and Boogie nearly unloaded (Video)

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Steven Adams is known for being a pest, and he nearly bought himself more than he bargained for on Monday.

During the second half of the Thunder-Kings game, Adams was on the ground and used his legs to lock up DeMarcus Cousins. Boogie is quite the powder keg so it’s no surprise he nearly exploded.

Watch as he pulls his arm back before restraining himself from throwing a massive punch at the Kiwi:

You know what we call that motion of restraint for Cousins? Progress.

Steven Adams had to wish himself a happy birthday

Steven-AdamsOne of the best (or most annoying) things about having a Facebook or Twitter account is getting dozens of birthday wishes from people you have never spoken to. Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams was deprived of that joy over the weekend.

Adams, a first-round pick out of Pittsburgh, turned 21 on Sunday. You would think his friends and followers would go out of their way to acknowledge the milestone, but it doesn’t appear that they did.

What is it with Thunder big men not getting enough attention? Kendrick Perkins is always getting left out when the team hangs out together and now Adams had to feel lonely on his birthday. The nerve on these people.

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Zach Randolph suspended for punch on Steven Adams (Video)

Zach Randolph Steven AdamsZach Randolph has been suspended for Game 7 of the Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game Saturday for his “punch” on Thunder center Steven Adams during Game 6 on Thursday.

The NBA ruled that Z-Bo punched Adams as the two were running up the court with 6:43 left in Game 6 and the Thunder up 88-71. Randolph and Adams were fighting for position on a rebound and Randolph gave Adams a shove in the back. Adams nudged Randolph as they were running up the court, and Z-Bo responded by getting even more physical.

Z-Bo only received a foul on the play. I felt a technical foul was warranted for Randolph’s excessive contact, but a suspension is completely excessive.

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That wasn’t even a punch — it was a push with his fist. By suspending Z-Bo, you’re taking away one of Memphis’ best players for the deciding game of the series. Terrible decision by the league.

Oh, and there’s this:

Z-Bo said something to the officials before that happened.

Video via Beyond the Buzzer