Ex-Thunder big man Enes Kanter celebrates Steven Adams’ birthday with hilarious video montage
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) July 20, 2019
It may not look like it, but Adams is just 26 years old.
Kanter played with the Thunder from 201 to 2017, during which he built a special bond with Adams. They were part of a promising team in OKC that pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination in the 2016 Western Conference Finals. Unfortunately, they blew a 3-1 lead and were not able to get the job done.
In 2017, Kanter was traded to the New York Knicks, but his relationship with Adams continued as the two continually troll each other in social media.
Both had a chance to play again in the playoffs last season, but as part of opposing teams. Kanter was part of the Portland Trail Blazers squad that eliminated the Thunder in the first round.
Now, Kanter is back in the East with the Boston Celtics while Adams will continue to play for OKC at least for the foreseeable future.
The NBA is filled with people who are trying to compete against each other, but you’ll also be surprised to know that a lot of great friendships are formed around the league. The Stache Brothers are a prime example of that, as Kanter and Adams’ friendship off the court will continue — even if they end their careers playing against each other.