Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams has become a fan-favourite in the NBA for his athletic game, humorous quips, and his ever-evolving looks.
Over Adams’ three seasons in the NBA, he has steadily grown out his hair into a mane and grew a mustache that blossomed into a full beard.
In an interview with New Zealand’s Sky Sports, Adams revealed the origins of his current look and that he’s unsure what his look for the 2016-17 season.
“No idea, I just let it go,” Adams said about his hair plans.
“Honestly, it was like a budget thing. It was like 60 bucks to get haircuts and it bummed me out, so… And that was every month. So, I was like, ‘Bro, that’s so much money.’ So, then, I just stopped getting haircuts and stuff and saved me a bunch of money. Now [his hair] is the thing. So, I was like, ‘Cool.'”
Here was Adams in this year’s playoffs:
And Adams practically unrecognizable in 2014:
Adams also provided Sky Sports with one more crucial update. After taking a shot to the groin from Draymond Green in the Western Conference Finals, Adams said he is doing just fine.
“Nuts… they’re still there,” Adams said, reassuringly.
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