The NBA players found a way to annoy us all by complaining about literally everything about the NBA bubble, but Oklahoma City big man Steven Adams saved the day by offering perspective. Adams wanted to make his own personal thoughts on the complaints known.
“Let’s be clear: This is not Syria. It’s not that hard..we’re living in a bloody resort. Everyone is going to complain, everyone has their own preferences, nothing too serious. Just a bit of dry food here and there” Adams told Royce Young.
Steven Adams on living in the bubble: "Let's be clear: This is not Syria. It's not that hard … We're living at a bloody resort. Everyone is going to complain, everyone has their own preferences, nothing too serious. Just a bit of dry food here and there."— Royce Young (@royceyoung) July 20, 2020
As much as we’ve seen professional athletes reinvent the definition of ungrateful, players are complaining about their hotel room still manages to annoy us. They illustrate to their audience just how tone deaf they are when it comes to the struggles of the everyday American.
Adams was asked how he would celebrate his birthday considering the constraints in the bubble.
“Might just play a bit of chess. Have a feed. Go by the pool. Do a bit of study and that’s it. Just another day.” That’s it.
Isn’t it amazing watching a person play on a 4-year $100 million contract while maintaining the ability to keep perspective? Steven Adams will surely gain a few fans with these types of comments. Americans struggling with furloughs and policy changes would enjoy nothing more than to see the players they support be grateful.
Steven Adams will hopefully just set a new tone so we don’t have to hear from another player with generational wealth complain about his breakfast.