Steven Adams on getting voted toughest player: “It seems dumb”

Steven Adams on getting voted toughest player: “It seems dumb”

The Oklahoma Thunder’ center Steven Adams has been voted the NBA’s toughest player when NBA.com released the results of the 2018-19 NBA General Managers Survey with the Oklahoma City Thunder center being the clear winner.

Adams labeled the accolade, as pointless and “dumb” when asked about it at a Thunder media conference.

“Do I get anything?” Adams asked when being told of his new title. “Do I win? Do I get a bonus? That’ll be sick! … I don’t know. It seems dumb. It does. … It seems like a weird thing to poll. Guys are just bored, I think.”

Adams took 33 percent of the vote in this year’s survey, while LeBron James, Marcus Smart, Draymond Green and James Johnson rounded out the top five.

You can check the results here: http://www.nba.com/gmsurvey/2018

In last year’s survey, Adams was tied for first place with 14 percent of the vote with Green and Kawhi Leonard.