TAG: Steven Adams

Latest News / Oct 15, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Thunder’s Steven Adams Sets Bone-Crushing Screen On Grizzlies Rookie

Steven Adams

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 »

NBA / Oct 12, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Assessing The Oklahoma City Thunder In Wake Of Kevin Durant’s Injury

Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka

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 »

Latest News / Sep 29, 2014 / 3:30 pm

OKC’s Steven Adams Shows Off His Incredible New Mustache (Pic)

Steven Adams

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 »

Video / Sep 23, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Steven Adams Scores On Middle-Aged Man, Does LeBron’s Celebration

Steven Adams (photo. ArDoMi Media YouTube)

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 »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 4, 2014 / 10:00 am

Steven Adams Offended After Andre Iguodala Mocks “Haka” Dance

Steven Adams, Andre Iguodala

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 »

NBA / Jun 3, 2014 / 11:30 am

Steven Adams On Living In OKC: “It’s Really Weird”

Steven Adams

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. Read More »

NBA / May 22, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Report: Oladipo & Carter-Williams Headline 2014 All-Rookie Team

Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo

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. Read More »

Latest News / May 17, 2014 / 2:01 pm

Report: Serge Ibaka To Miss Rest Of The Playoffs With Calf Injury

Serge Ibaka, J.J. Redick

In Game 6, Oklahoma City’s 6-10 power forward and rim protector Serge Ibaka injured his calf muscle in the third period. He did not return, and the team announced on Friday he would miss the rest of the postseason, putting the Thunder’s playoff fortunes in doubt. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 3, 2014 / 6:36 pm

Report: Zach Randolph Suspended For Game 7

Zach Randolph, Steven Adams

Yesterday the NBA announced Memphis Grizzlies’ leading scorer in their seven-game series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Zach Randolph, had been suspended for tonight’s Game 7 in Oklahoma City. Randolph’s suspension comes after he punched Thunder rookie Steven Adams in the jaw late in Game 6. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 17, 2014 / 10:45 am

Topsy-Turvy Thunder-Rockets Game A Tale Of Bipolar Halves

Kendrick Perkins, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, James Harden

What a difference a halftime break makes. During the back-and-forth Rockets-Thunder game, it was a Tale of Two Cities Halves with the Rockets putting up 73 points in the first half, before managing just 19 — 19!!! — in the second half, as the Thunder stormed back for a 104-92 win. Think about that for a moment. The Rockets put up 73 on the third-ranked defense in the league, then only managed 19 in the second half. It was the largest discrepancy between halves in the history of the NBA. Read More »