Steven Adams has been criticized on social media following a post-match interview with ESPN's Chris Broussard.
Adams was interviewed after his Oklahoma City Thunder team defeated the Golden State Warriors in game one of the NBA's Western Conference Finals.
During the interview, Adams described his opponents as "quick little monkeys".
The reaction to Adams' statement has been mixed, with many people taking offence.
One twitter user thinks they know who Adams would vote for were he an American citizen:
Adams was also referred to as an Australian several times:
The topic was discussed on ESPN show First Take by former NFL player Shannon Sharpe and sports columnist Skip Bayless.
On the show, both Sharpe and Bayless agreed to give Adams a pass due to the circumstances, clarifying that if Adams was born in the U.S. it would be inexcusable.
One twitter user was not convinced:
Adams later apologized for his choice of words.