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The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled off a huge win over the Golden State Warriors in game one of the NBA's Western Conference Finals on Monday, May 16.
ESPN's Chris Broussard interviewed OKC center Steven Adams on the court immediately after the game and asked him how difficult it was trying to keep up with Warriors' guards Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.
"I don't envy (our) guards, mate. They have quick little monkeys, those guys," Adams said.
Steven Adams chooses the wrong words to describe the Warriors' guards. "They're quick little monkeys," he says. pic.twitter.com/ss5DbHilqD— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) May 17, 2016
The New Zealand native later realized what he said might be taken as offensive by some and issued an apology.
“It was just a poor choice of words, mate,” Adams told USA TODAY Sports. “I wasn’t thinking straight. I didn’t know it was going to upset anyone, but I’m truly sorry. It was just a poor choice of words. I was just trying to express how difficult it was chasing those guys around.”
Adams blamed his faux pas on his dialect.
“It’s just different, mate,” he said. “Different words, different expressions, and stuff like that. But they obviously can be taken differently, depending on which country you’re in. I’m assimilating, mate, still trying to figure out the boundaries. But I definitely overstepped them tonight.”
What do y'all think?