Nick Young is a “star.” Steven Adams is a goon. It’s no wonder a player that compares himself to Michael Jackson would be extra irked by the instigating Kiwi’s antics. As the two players briefly entangle during last night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder, watch Swaggy P lose his considerable cool and elbow Adams in the throat – leading to his ejection. Read More »
/ Nov 26, 2014 / 3:45 pm
When the Thunder traded James Harden to the Rockets, it seemed like the team got absolutely nothing in return. Kevin Martin wasn’t able to replace Harden’s production and Jeremy Lamb never developed into the dangerous offensive weapon the Thunder had hoped he would.
But the Thunder also received the No. 12 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft as part of the deal, which they used to select Pittsburgh’s Steven Adams. It’s a pick that makes Oklahoma City feel as if they’ve salvaged a valuable piece for their team after the infamous trade with Houston. Read More »
Kendrick Perkins’ time in the limelight might finally be coming to a close. Though coach Scott Brooks has yet to name his starting center, signs point to second-year kiwi Steven Adams usurping Perkins in the Okahoma City Thunder rotation. And though the incumbent admits to being nervous about his new circumstances, Perkins also insists that opening games or coming off the bench ultimately doesn’t matter to him. Read More »
Oklahoma City Thunder second-year big man Steven Adams is known for doing the dirty work. No young player in the NBA is more likely to incite a fracas than the native New Zealander. Unlike most league provocateurs, though, Adams somehow manages to keep a cool head while playing his notorious brand of overly physical basketball. This bone-crushing screen he set on Memphis Grizzlies rookie Jordan Adams – no relation, by the way – isn’t a dirty play, but further indication that his basketball understanding and nuance is far better than it was last season. Read More »
/ Oct 12, 2014 / 2:45 pm
Kevin Durant is irreplaceable. The Oklahoma City Thunder could perhaps duplicate the reigning MVP’s incredible production by using a cavalcade of young reserves in his approximate two-month absence due to a Jones fracture, but the threat of Durant can’t be reproduced. And once you account for the massive strides he made last season as a playmaker and defender, it becomes even clearer that the Thunder will have to make wholesale adjustments while their franchise player recovers. Read More »
Last summer we got a chance to talk to Steven Adams about some of his favorite electronic music out of his native New Zealand. He was a pleasure to talk with and our appreciation for him only grew as he turned into the brawny instigator the Thunder needed as a backup big come playoff time. The 70’s mustache he grew over the offseason, though, has somehow intensified or interest in the center, and perhaps wins the award for best summer style change. Read More »
/ Sep 23, 2014 / 6:45 pm
Steven Adams (photo. ArDoMi Media YouTube)
You’d think NBA tough guy Steven Adams would have it out for frequent Oklahoma City Thunder thwarter LeBron James. Like the rest of the basketball world, though, it appears the New Zealand is a fan of The King. Watch Adams cross-up and score on an overmatched middle-aged man and christen his “achievement” with LeBron’s signature celebration. Read More »
The epic “Haka” Dance New Zealand performed before getting toasted by Team USA earlier this week led to a brief spat on Twitter between Andre Iguodala and Thunder center, Steven Adams, the latter of whom is a native of New Zealand. Read More »
/ Jun 3, 2014 / 11:30 am
Steven Adams just finished his rookie season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. In his first season, Adams established himself as a physical presence on the court, demonstrating the ability to get under the skin of everyone he faces on the court. He’s had people who’ve wanted to fight him, and people who actually did punch him. Despite being a pest on the basketball floor, he is also a very engaging personality off the court, which he showed in his exit interview on Monday.
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/ May 22, 2014 / 3:15 pm
The league announced its All-Rookie Teams this afternoon. Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers received 125 unanimous first team votes. The first team also includes Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mason Plumlee.
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