Steven Adams was on the receiving end of the most famous nut shot in NBA playoff history when Draymond Green racked him in the jewels in the Western Conference Finals, but last night it was Adams wearing the boot.
During the third quarter of the Thunder’s 121-112 win, Adams drilled Bradley Beal in the crotch with a Draymond-like karate kick to the stones while being restrained in pursuit of a board. The officials missed the kick in real time, but gave Adams a technical upon review. The obvious questions are whether or not Adams will be suspended for the kick, and if it was unintentional: Following the game, the massive Kiwi said it was all an accident, mate.
Was it an accident or intentional? You be the judge. Two things are indisputable. Adams is a huge dude, and this hurt.