Lauren was a law student in Oklahoma. I use past-tense here because in 2015 she asked Steven Adams a question.
All she wanted was to take the clean-shaven, boyishly handsome Adams to her law school prom. Lauren asked the question in late January, hopefully giving Adams a few months to see the challenge and reply.
Quickly the internet helped, and got Lauren to 1,000 retweets, but there was just one problem: It didn’t seem like Adams ever saw the tweet.
@taylorvenus it's a miracle! Now for the deciding factor, he needs to see it..— Lo (@itsloyo) January 28, 2015
Thankfully Adams did see it — and he did respond ... three years later.
Absolutely— Steven Adams (@RealStevenAdams) February 19, 2018
Unfortunately, Lauren’s law school prom has passed, because it happened three years ago and linear time is cruel. I love that there’s a part of Adams’ brain that saw a three-year old tweet, one specifically mentioning a time sensitive event, and was like “Better late than never.”
It’s like that episode of The Simpsons where Marge gets a response from Ringo Starr to her fan letter 20 years later.
I think it’s nice that Adams decided to reply at all, even if his response really didn’t help anything. Twitter, naturally, had jokes.
Personally, I think Adams is worth the wait. Sure, they can’t go to prom without a time machine — but maybe get some froyo or something? Is frozen yogurt still going to be a thing when Adams answers in 2021?