Guarding Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson is no easy task, Thunder center Steven Adams learned Monday night. But describing that challenge is what got the Thunder center in trouble following Game 1.
“I don’t envy guards mate. They’re quick little monkeys, those guys,” Adams told ESPN on the court after Oklahoma City’s 108-102 win.
Adams, 22, later admitted to using “a poor choice of words.”
“I wasn’t thinking straight. I didn’t know it was going to upset anyone, but I’m truly sorry,” Adams told USA Today. “It was just a poor choice of words. I was just trying to express how difficult it was chasing those guys around.”
Neither Curry nor Thompson commented on Adams’ remarks after the game.
Adams, who grew up in New Zealand with a Tongan mother and British father, blamed his poor choice of words on the difference in how English is spoken in the U.S. compared to New Zealand.
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