“He’s a Tough Guy in a Different Way”: Former NBA Player Comments on the Toughest Player He’s seen in the league

Published 04/13/2020, 2:58 PM EDT


Toughness is often talked about in sports. In the list of tough NBA guys like James Johnson and Serge Ibaka, Steven Adams also makes a place somewhere next to them. We talk about toughness in the game, but Kendrick Perkins revealed something interesting about Adams on ESPN.

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While talking about the strongest men in the NBA, Steven Adams was the name taken. Kendrick commented on his toughness secret that many don’t know about. Did you know about Steven Adam’s hunting skills? The tough man from Oklahoma City Thunder goes hunting barefoot back in New Zealand.

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Steven and his brothers are ‘Big Giants’, as Kendrick called them. Perkins talked about Steven Adams on ESPN saying, “He is a tough guy but in a different way.” He went on to add to it and said, “Do you guys know what Steven Adams do in the off-season? Steven Adams goes hunting for wild hogs in New Zealand with a knife… With no shoes on.” 

 

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Steven Adams is not a person to mess with

Kendrick is not the only person who calls Adams the strongest in the NBA!

In an interview after a match against Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler was asked about Karl Anthony Town’s defense against Adams. Jimmy Butler seemed shook with Steven’s strength. He went off-topic and talked about his toughness with great surprise. “That m*****f****r is strong,” Butler blatantly said, “He hit me with one screen today, and I thought my life was over.” 

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Butler went on and said, “Like, seriously. He’s like from Krypton or something, seriously. He’s strong. I’m gonna call him in here and let him set a screen on you. Dude… I’m trying to tell you.” It was hilarious to see how a player could be so intimidated by someone’s strength. No player would want to mess with such tough men. Probably would want to stay away from any banters with them!

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