Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams was forced to leave Monday night's game against the Kings due to a hip injury. While the big Kiwi's timetable for a return to the court is unknown, his humorous mood in the postgame press conference suggests it may not be as severe as it first appeared.
When asked about what his injury was, Adams had a... well... a unique answer:
Adams told reporters twice that his injury was an "Australopithecus afarensis." We'll save you the Google search and let you know that this is actually not a medical term of any kind; Australopithecus afarensis is a species of an extinct hominin that inhabited Earth 3 to 4 million years ago.
Yes, you read that right. Nothing hip-related whatsoever. One has to admire Adams' humor in a time like this, as he likely just tried to throw out a random Latin term that sounds kinda like it could be something physiological just to keep the media on its toes and fumbling for its smartphones to check WebMD.
Adams' comedic prowess has been evident since he started his young career. Who can forget the iconic videos released by Adams and former teammate Enes Kanter, the self proclaimed Stache Brothers?
While Adams may be nursing a hip and an ankle injury now, it is good to see that his unmistakable public style is still in tact.