Oklahoma City Thunder star Steven Adams has revealed that Kevin Garnett’s trash talk makes you question why you play basketball at times.
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Adams has a reputation around the league of being a player that can irritate you quickly, but according to the towering Thunder star, Garnett takes it to a completely different level.
The Minnesota Timberwolves veteran has had his fair share of run-ins with opponents over the years, and it comes as no surprise that his trash talking has shocked some that aren’t quite used to it yet.
“KG and (Kendrick Perkins), those two are ridiculous,” Adams said, according to the Oklahoman.
“They make you question, like, why you are playing basketball and stuff. You’re like ‘Why am I doing this?’ It’s really weird, you get depressed.”
“Thankfully, he doesn’t talk to me. But he was talking to Serge once and I was like ‘Woah, that’s some stuff.‘ I cannot repeat it.”
“Yeah, it’s like really weird,” Adams added about when KG talks to himself. “He’s talking to himself, but he like makes you feel bad because he mentions you in it. You’re like, ‘What the hell? This is crazy?’ I walk away so I don’t hear it because then, I don’t know, I’ll get real sad.”
While it probably wasn’t the smartest move from Adams to reveal how much of an impact trash talking can have on him, it is a fascinating insight into the way KG can effect his opponents without necessarily getting involved in the basketball aspect.
Adams has already engaged in a number of wars in a short career in the NBA so far, and presumably the trash talking will just become part and parcel for him eventually.
With the Timberwolves scrapping at the bottom of the Western Conference, fortunately for him he won’t expect to have to deal with Garnett in the post-season any time soon.