Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams admits he looks like 'old mate' from Game of Thrones

  • 18/01/2018

Stop the press.

Steven Adams isn't a Game of Thrones fan.

The big Kiwi NBA ace was being interviewed by ESPN after playing a starring role for his Oklahoma City Thunder in a 114-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Adams finished with 21-points, 10-rebounds and a block as OKC notched their 25th win of the season.

When posed a question by anchor Michelle Beadle regarding having to wait untill 2019 to watch the final season of the blockbuster TV show, Adams admitted he doesn't watch Game of Thrones, but realised his resemblance to one of the casts most popular members: Khal Drogo played by Jason Momoa is striking.

"I haven't actually seen it but everyone says I look like old mate on there," Adams told Beadle.

"Apparently he died though so that's a bit shocking."

Adams was happy to be sent on his way by former Boston Celtics great Paul Pierce when the question line headed down the line of Star Wars.

"There you go; yeah let me go mate. Where are we going with this?" Adams joked.

For his part, the New Zealander is averaging career highs in points, steels, rebounds and field goal percentage in a side he shares court time with the likes of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmello Anthony.

The former 1st round pick scored his 13th double-double of the season in the Thunder's rout.