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Steven Adams Apologizes For Calling Warriors Guards "Quick Little Monkeys"


The Thunder shocked everyone by coming in to Oracle Arena and taking Game 1 from the Warriors, but that wasn't what everyone was talking about. 

During a post-game interview to ESPN's Chris Broussard, Thunder center Steven Adams talked about defending the Warriors guards, Adams called them "quick little monkeys."

After the game, Adams' mistake was pointed out to him and he quickly apologized.

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"It was a poor choice of words, mate," Adams told USA Today. "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 trying to express how difficult it was chasing those guys around."

Adams just came to America in 2012 when he began attending the University of Pittsburgh, and says the manner in which people speak in different countries varies. 

"It's just different, mate," Adams continued. "Different words, different expressions, and stuff like that. But they obviously can be taken differently, depending on which country you're in. In assimilating, mate, still trying to figure out the boundaries. But I definitely overstepped them tonight."