Steven Adams is a young star for a few reasons. Obviously his game speaks for itself — Adams has anchored the Oklahoma City Thunder defensively over the last few years while working to improve his offensive game. Last year, Adams averaged 11.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in 29.9 minutes per game, all of which were career highs.
But beyond that, Adams has a unique personality that oftentimes produces some of the funniest quotes and silliest moments in all of professional sports. Here are a collection of headlines we have written about him recently:
- The Thunder Had A Blast At The Zoo And Steven Adams Discussed Artificially Inseminating Cows
- Steven Adams Isn’t Thinking About Kevin Durant, He’s Hugging A Sea Lion
- Steven Adams Shaved His Mustache And Now He Looks Like A ‘Game Of Thrones’ Extra
- Steven Adams Is Practicing Free-Throws By Having A Thunder Coach Punch Him In The Gut
He is very silly, but he’s also pretty insightful. Just take this quote about Carmelo Anthony‘s performance on the defensive end of the floor as proof.
“The good thing with Melo — he’s getting old, mate,” Adams told NewsOK. “Mostly the old guys are good at talking because they have to. They have to make up for their movement. It would suck if he didn’t talk and he didn’t move. He can talk, which is really good. It solves a lot of problems.”
So yes, this is really funny, because he is actively making fun of Anthony for being old and slow (in this scenario, “old” is defined as “33 years old”). But he’s also praising his new teammate for the way he communicates on defense and is making up for some of his physical limitations by knowing what he has to do on that end of the floor. Please do not ever stop talking, Steven Adams. Maybe start a podcast or something, that would be cool, too.