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.