For Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, the scary injury to teammate Russell Westbrook has virtually nothing to do with basketball. He cares far less about the impact on the team and more about his teammate and friend in Westbrook. And the 25-year-old made sure that was known when addressing the media on the subject.
After the game, Adams spoke about the injury and didn’t hold back his feelings on how he really felt about the situation. As ESPN’s Royce Young revealed, Adams’ comments included some NSFW language:
“It has nothing to do with [expletive] winning or losing. That’s your boy, that’s the hardest … It’s just [expletive], it’s just real [expletive]. It feels bad, that sums it up, it feels real bad.” Adams told Young.
If you missed the play, here’s a look at what led to Westbrook leaving the game. While going up next to Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, the Thunder star came down on the big man’s foot and brutally rolled his ankle.
Following the play, Westbrook was seen grabbing his leg in pain and attempted to quickly get up and make his way towards the locker room but needed assistance. Bleacher Report provided video of Westbrook heading back to the locker room after the play.
Fortunately, there were quite a few updates that came in after the game and it seems Westbrook won’t miss too much time. While the injury looked incredibly bad in the moment and also in the replay, the belief is the guard has avoided any serious injury. We’ll keep you posted on any additional news that comes out, but the outlook is positive at this point.