Rookie Steven Adams Pretended To Not Speak English So Kevin Garnett Couldn’t Trash-Talk Him
We all know that Kevin Garnett was the master of trash-talking. Young players and rookies had to be especially scared of the trash-talking big man.
Steven Adams, who celebrates his birthday today, obviously was aware of that when he first came into the NBA. But in order to not get trash-talked by Kevin Garnett, he thought of a funny, yet brilliant idea. He just pretended to not speak English:
“He’s got this presence about him. It’s intimidating. And he doesn’t talk to me at all. I played the English card one time. He said something, and I was just like, ‘Uh, no English. No English, man. Sorry.’ And so, he kind of left me alone, which is brilliant.”
Steven Adams said Kevin Garnett stopped trash talking him because Adams convinced him he couldn’t speak English. pic.twitter.com/ZIWmzAWkMx
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) September 25, 2016