The advice Steven Adams gave Christian Koloko

Amit Mann was joined by Raptors rookie Christian Koloko and he revealed the advice Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams gave him when they faced each other in December. Listen to the full episode on the 'Raptors Over Everything' podcast feed or watch on our YouTube channel.

Video Transcript

AMIT MANN: I saw you talking to Steven Adams a lot on the court when you guys played together. And it wasn't like a trash-talking thing. It was like you guys were having a connection in some capacity. What was the conversations--

CHRISTIAN KOLOKO: No.

AMIT MANN: --about?

CHRISTIAN KOLOKO: He's one of the nicest guy in the league. I mean, I didn't know him before that. When you look at him, like he looks like, you know, a strong guy, really strong and all of that. But during the whole game, he was talking to me. Like he asked me if I was a rookie. And I said, yeah. And, you know, every time he was doing like a move, like an offensive rebound or a defensive rebound, he was telling me like, you see what I just did?

Like, that's how you're supposed to do it. That's how you're supposed to do this. Like when I was trying to box him out some time, I was using my hand. He was like, yeah, you got to use your hand. But after like-- after you feel like you already box me out, you got to-- now, you got to put your hands up and try to get the ball. And he was just giving me those little tips like that makes him such a good rebounder. And I really appreciate it.

AMIT MANN: Final question for you, and thank you so much for giving me your time. Finish this sentence-- 10 years from now, African basketball will--

CHRISTIAN KOLOKO: 10-- 10 years from now, African basketball will emerge, I think. I feel like African basketball is coming up. It's coming. Obviously, there's a lot of African player in the NBA right now. And not just African-- not just players, but a lot of like-- this year, we're going to have probably another couple of All-Star being African. Pascal being one and some other guys. And I feel like Africa is the future [INAUDIBLE] for sure.

AMIT MANN: And future Defensive Player of the Year in Christian Koloko.

CHRISTIAN KOLOKO: Yeah, [INAUDIBLE].

AMIT MANN: I'm saying it right now. I think it's possible. I can see it.

CHRISTIAN KOLOKO: It's coming.

AMIT MANN: I see the vision.

CHRISTIAN KOLOKO: It's coming.

AMIT MANN: Yeah, it is.

CHRISTIAN KOLOKO: [LAUGHS]

AMIT MANN: Thank you, man--

CHRISTIAN KOLOKO: Thanks, man.

AMIT MANN: --much appreciate it.

CHRISTIAN KOLOKO: Appreciate you.

AMIT MANN: We'll see you.

CHRISTIAN KOLOKO: Yes, sir.

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