The Thunder’s Steven Adams Smacked a Ref in the Head While Checking In (Video)


In last night’s game against the Timberwolves, some player-on-ref violence went down as Steven Adams clocked a referee in the head as he was taking off his warmup shirt to check into the game. It was an honest, innocent mistake, but one that highlights just how giant this guy is.

It looks like Of Mice and Men out there as he dwarfed the official.

To Adams’ credit, he appeared very apologetic for the unfortunate thwomp to the head. He then took to consoling the ref, and for a brief moment, it looked as though he was going to crush the ref there as well. Seriously, he looks absolutely massive next to that official. The NBA should get larger refs to maintain a sense of scale for everyone involved.

The Thunder went on to beat the Timberwolves after squandering a double-digit lead late in the game.

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