A viral moment occurred during a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Chicago Bulls this past Monday. Bulls center Tony Bradley exchanged words with Grizzlies star Ja Morant, only to literally be picked up and carried away by Memphis center-turned-bouncer Steven Adams. Grizzlies teammate Jaren Jackson Jr., who was also coincidentally picked up by Adams as well when the big man was on the Oklahoma City Thunder, had a hilarious reaction to Adams carrying Bradley.
Jaren Jackson Jr. can relate to Tony Bradley when he was getting picked up by Steven Adams 😂 pic.twitter.com/bko51w3wR2
— ESPN (@espn) January 19, 2022
Grizzlies big man Jaren Jackson Jr. knows what it’s like to be picked up by Steven Adams. Don’t worry Tony Bradley, Jaren Jackson Jr. is here for you.
Jackson compared being picked up by Adams to being “seven years old”, a hilarious comparison. It must be a pretty helpless feeling when you’re upwards of seven feet tall and getting picked up and carried like a toddler.
It’s a testament to just how strong Adams is that he can casually pick up 250-pound humans like it’s nothing. Jackson and Bradley can likely go through the rest of their careers just fine not experiencing that again.
However, while hilarious, this moment can also be viewed as a lesson to the rest of the NBA. If you mess with anyone on the Grizzlies, whether it be Ja Morant or Jaren Jackson Jr., Steven Adams will literally pick you up and carry you away, just as he did to Tony Bradley.