While Saturday night may have been Ja Morant’s night following the Memphis Grizzlies‘ 116-110 victory over the Chicago Bulls, it was Steven Adams who was there to steal the show afterward.

Despite an impressive performance from DeMar DeRozan, Morant finished with a season-high 46 points, shooting 53.6 percent from the field, helping the Grizzlies to stave off a comeback attempt by Chicago and earn the hard-fought victory road victory. Adams was no slouch either, adding 12 points and 21 rebounds in the huge victory for what some are starting to consider a trendy NBA Finals pick.

Afterward, Adams, who is from New Zealand, was speaking with reporters via Zoom when a reporter with a very distinct accent started asking him a question. Adams was so charmed that he could help but ask a question right back.

“Where are you from, bro?” asks Adams.

“Oh, I’m from Tennessee,” responds Grizzlies writer and podcaster Shawn Coleman.

“Oh, that’s a sick accent, bro,” said Adams. “I hadn’t heard that before. That’s awesome. That’s sick.”

A pretty charming moment from a pretty charming basketball player.

Adams has been with Memphis since August after coming over from New Orleans in a trade, so it’s a little surprising he hasn’t run into that accent yet. But perhaps that’s just a causality of the pandemic.

Coleman took to Twitter afterward to share his appreciation of the moment.

[Bleacher Report, Shawn Coleman]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.