Pelicans’ Steven Adams drops savage burn on Zion Williamson’s impression of Stan Van Gundy
When asked about Zion Williamson’s impression of Stan Van Gundy, Adams took a slight jab at Van Gundy’s hygiene, via The Athletic’s Will Guillory.
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Adams would give props to Williamson for his impression of Van Gundy, saying that the only thing he needs to include is Van Gundy’s bad breath. After taking a shot at Van Gundy, Adams hilariously joked that Jaxson Hayes would be taking his spot in the starting lineup after his comments on the longtime head coach.
During Saturday’s game versus the Cavaliers, the Pelicans took control of the game early and never looked back. New Orleans would win the game 116-82, with Adams supplying 10 points and 17 rebounds, giving him his eighth double-double of the 2020-2021 season.
In Van Gundy’s first year with the Pelicans, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for New Orleans thus far. The Pelicans currently sport a 16-22 record, which puts them as the No. 12 seed in the tough Western Conference.
At the least, the team has performed better on the offensive end with Williamson operating as the hub of the offense more often. Seeing that Williamson is doing impressions of Van Gundy, there seems to be mutual respect between the first-time All-Star and Van Gundy.
When Adams was with the Oklahoma City Thunder, he was well-known for his humor off of the court, making him an instant fan-favorite. Even though he now plies his trade for the Pelicans, it’s apparent that his sense of humor hasn’t disappeared.