Instagram blunder lands Steven Adams in strife

Kiwi basketballer Steven Adams may have landed himself in hot water with one of his high-profile teammates.

At least, if his story is to be believed, one of his sizeable fingers has.

Adams was sprung liking an Instagram comment which said "all of them except Melo" on a post asking fans to choose the most valuable Thunder player between Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and himself.

The 24-year-old promptly realised his mistake and reached out to Oklahoma City staff to clarify it was simply one of his big fingers which had accidentally hit the "like" button.

Given Anthony's underwhelming play last season, you could be forgiven for calling it a Freudian finger slip.

The former All Star failed to deliver after his acquisition from the New York Knicks during the 2017 off-season, averaging a career-low 16.2 points per game on a horrific 40.4 per cent shooting.

The 34-year-old was even worse during the team's short-lived playoff run, posting just 11.8 ppg in their first-round loss to the Utah Jazz.

It's not the first time an NBA star has blamed a social media gaffe on finger size, after Adams' ex-Thunder teammate Kevin Durant liked a post calling Westbrook "the problem" in April.