OKC's Steven Adams gave most hilarious NBA exit interview ever

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Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder had a fairly successful rookie season in the NBA, gaining more minutes as the campaign progressed and developing into a key roster player for Scott Brooks' team before they crashed out of the NBA playoffs at the Conference Final stage this weekend.

Adams, as is customary when the season comes to an end, took part in an exit interview with the media Monday to sum up how his first season as a professional basketball player went and it is fair to say the New Zealand native gave one of the most brutally honest, and at times downright hilarious interviews in recent memory.

As might have been expected a number of the questions focussed on how the 20-year old out of Rotorua felt he had adapted to the NBA life - but his answers were far from the ordinary.

Asked what most surprised him about his first year in the league Adams did not stick with the common lines of 'the intensity' or maybe the 'pressure of the crowd' instead one thing in particular stuck out for the NZ star:

"Probably the biggest thing is the private planes. Wow, that thing's amazing.

"I've never seen nothing like it. Tables, tables on planes, that's amazing," came his response.

I mean we can't help but agree. Tables on planes really is pretty impressive. As impressive as playing alongside Kevin Durant? Maybe not but each to their own.

As the questions continued Adams had the media in fits of laughter with a couple of other answers delivered in typically laid back style.

Adams described how Kendrick Perkins compared himself to a silverback gorilla during practice (if only there was video footage) as well as revealing his sensitive side:

"I did get elbowed and punched and yeah, I didn't think much of it... (It was) kinda sad, to be honest with you.

"I don't like people not liking me. I like to think I'm a likeable guy. And when they elbowed me, I'm like, 'Aww, that's our friendship out the door."

Perhaps the most honest response came when describing how he had settled into life in Oklahoma City:

"It's real weird. The people are amazing, don't get me wrong...But the weather here is ridiculous. The winter is like, I was sliding around everywhere.

"I don't want to say it sucks, but it's borderline."

Adams finished the season having averaged 3.3 points and 4.1 rebounds in 14.8 minutes on the court and OKC fans will be excited to see the New Zealander continue his development next season.

Someone might want to order him a scarf this offseason though.

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