OKC's Steven Adams thinks Warriors' players are "quick like monkeys"
The NBA Western Conference finals are off to a bad start not just for the Golden State Warriors but for Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams. Monday night during game 1, Adams a center for the Thunder helped lead his team to a 108-102 victory over the Warriors with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Despite his winning performance, most folks are talking Adams' post-game interview with ESPN's Chris Broussard
In the interview, Adams referred to Golden State's guards as "quick little monkeys"
Steph Curry is a guard.
Here is the interview.Adams spent one season at the University of Pittsburgh before he was drafted in 2013 by the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first round. The New Zealand native is apologizing for his comment, saying he wasn't aware anyone would take offense
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Adams told USA Today: “It was just a poor choice of words, mate. I wasn’t thinking straight. I didn’t know it was going to upset anyone, but I’m truly sorry. It was just a poor choice of words. I was just trying to express how difficult it was chasing those guys around. It’s just different, mate. Different words, different expressions, and stuff like that. But they obviously can be taken differently, depending on which country you’re in. I’m assimilating, mate, still trying to figure out the boundaries. But I definitely overstepped them tonight.” Seeing as though 2013 was three years ago and a lot can happen in three years, fans are split on if Adams comments were really insensitive or just a difference in dialect
Much ado about nothing #StevenAdams Great Game.— Wes Boazman (@NewDawgFlo) May 17, 2016'
No prob with #stevenadams #monkeys comment he's been here 4yrs he had no idea he was being offensive...I hope — Mr. ❤alentine (@ApuestoValentin) May 17, 2016 ''
Why isn't #StevenAdams being fined or suspended?? Or...does the #NBA now accept racial slurs?? — Cam (@kami_kam84) May 17, 2016 '' Whether you agree or disagree, this has been a bigger topic of conversation than the fact that the Warriors lost at HOME! Hopefully, Adams learned a few things in the last 12 hours and will avoid using racially insensitive words. Until the next post game interview, here's the apology guide for racists in case he has another slip up and needs helping crafting the perfect apology