Steven Adams Got Tough When Perkins Threw Elbows, Said 'I'm the Only Silverback'

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 22, 2015

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Although he is only in his second season in the NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams has developed a thick skin.

The 21-year-old can thank former teammate Kendrick Perkins for toughening him up.

Earlier this month, Adams said that Perkins is one of the best smack-talkers in the NBA. Between that and Perkins' physical style, Adams' game today reflects some of those attributes. 

In the video above, Adams shares a story that reveals what he had to deal with during practice when Perkins was his teammate.

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