Ok, so now Steven Adams is officially no longer “Aussie Steve”. Because, why? Well, he said that he doesn’t like Australians.
In an article written by Joe Barton at Stuff.co.nz, Steven Adams said that his mission was “to make Aussies miserable” & it was all due to the famous Underarm Cricket incident that happened 12 years before he was even born…
“They cheated us from winning.”
“So from then on it just doesn’t matter how nice you are – if you’re an Aussie, we’re not going to like you.
“I search out Aussies and make it my job to make their lives miserable.”
I do find it pretty funny that his dislike of Australians comes from an incident that happened over a decade before he was born… So many incidents have happened in his actual lifetime that i’m sure could warrant Adams to dislike his neighbours to the west… I guess us Aussies really don’t put as much importance on this incident as the kiwis… Because, you know, we won.
I guess, reading between the lines, Adams must be pro-sportsmanship. I think Scott Brandis said it best:
@traread the underarm ball and fouling when up 3 in basketball are the same thing. Hope he's never done that…
— Scott Brandis (@scottbrandis) November 20, 2013
This is probably the biggest uprising in the ongoing New Zealand vs Australian rivalry since the famous Murray from Flight of the Conchords incident with the Australian Embassy workers in New York…
One things for sure, Adams’ views should make the Australia v New Zealand basketball rivalry a good one for the next decade.