Words can't even describe how much of a dickhead you would have to be to take offense to Steven Adams comparing two of the NBA's quickest, shiftiest guards to monkeys. Obviously it's best to steer clear of primate references when a large majority of your peers are black. That goes without saying. However, if you can't tell the difference between a racially charged insult and a respect-driven compliment then maybe basketball isn't the sport for you. Probably best for those that don't understand context clues to stick to all-white sports where they can't treat every ape analogy as a slight to someone's skin color and general appearance. Just a thought.
Plus, Steven Adams gets a pass. Dude is from New Zealand. Every athlete from an island in the South Pacific is allowed to shed light on whatever animalistic observation they want without criticism. Especially an athlete that is one of eighteen children whose AVERAGE height is 6'9. He can call out all the chimp similarities he wants because he basically comes from a family of real life Big Foots. This probably isn't even relatively close to true, but New Zealand strikes me as one of those places where people just have wild animals roaming around their property. The Adams probably interacted with more orangutans then they did with people outside of their immediate family. I bet Steven Adams has the upmost respect for simians. That's why correlating the abilities of the NBA's first unanimous MVP with one is actually praise of the highest order - no matter what race Steph Curry happens to be.
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