Steven Adams gives hilarious reason why he did not take three
The Oklahoma City Thunder were able to get back into the win column on Friday night with their 105-99 victory over the Miami Heat. The win helped further secure Oklahoma City’s hold on home-court advantage in the first-round of the Western Conference Playoffs.
There was a moment during their win over the Heat in which fans at the Chesapeake Energy Arena were urging center Steven Adams to launch an open 3-pointer. However, Adams made it clear that he has no intention of flexing his range from deep:
“I would never. Not at all. There’s no chance, it would be a waste of possession. There’s no way. I’ll get destroyed,” Adams said. “Ol’ mate over there, he wouldn’t let me shoot that.”
Aside from his dominant play on the court, Adams has become well-known for his quirky personality off of it, which has culminated into some laughable postgame interviews.
It was confirmed that the “Ol’ mate” Adams was referring to was point guard Russell Westbrook. Not only are his comments indicative of his understanding of his role on the team, but also how the big man is well-aware of how Westbrook feels about wasted possessions.
There is good reason for Adams’ bashfulness when it comes to taking 3-pointers. Oklahoma City has several other options capable of hitting a 3-pointer and he is not one of them. The big man has yet to attempt a shot from deep thus far in his five-year career. His latest interview suggests that his shot selection will not be changing anytime soon.