Steven Adams leads Oklahoma City Thunder's bounceback in the paint

Steven Adams leads Oklahoma City Thunder's bounceback in the paint”

But for a minute there, he earned a reputation for being a guy who would do anything-including kicking someone below the belt-to gain a competitive advantage.

No prizes for guessing where Kiwi Steven Adams got his latest, albeit dirty, trick from.

Playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Washington Wizards, Adams was scrambling for an offensive rebound, when he appeared to lash out with his foot, catching Wizards guard Bradley Beal in the groin.

Unlike Green after his first crack at Adams' atoms, the Thunder big man was actually hit with a technical foul for being dragged to the ground by the Polish Hammer.

Beal, in obvious pain, went down and stayed down.

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Against the Wizards on Thursday, Adams was all over. They determined he had kicked Adams on objective on the play.

Many would argue that Green has unleashed a few "actual kicks" over the course of his National Basketball Association career.

As Beal jumped for a rebound, Adams was being pulled from behind by Marcin Gortat. But Green wasn't so sure about that. Green commented on Instagram: "Inadvertent?"

House of Highlights posted a clip of Adams kicking Beal, and of course, Green just had to weigh in on it.

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