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Steven Adams won't play for New Zealand in Olympic qualifying tournament

Steven Adams has only been with the Thunder for two full seasons, but he's become a key rotation player for the team during his relatively brief time in Oklahoma City.He also takes his NBA gig extremely seriously.So, while plenty of international players jump at the chance to play for their home countries as they attempt to qualify for the Olympics, Adams is foregoing that opportunity...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Adams unavailable for New Zealand national team

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams has made himself unavailable for New Zealand's Oceania Olympic basketball qualifying series against Australia next month. Fairfax Media reports Monday that Adams' management company said the 22-year-old was unable to play in the matches at Melbourne on Aug. 15 and Wellington on Aug. 18 because of ''scheduling...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Adams makes one-handed free throw vs Clippers (Video)

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams sank a one-handed free throw - with his non-dominant hand, no less - during the second quarter of Sunday's game against the L.A. Clippers.Adams was forced to shoot two free throws with his left hand after injuring his right hand while being fouled. Adams missed the first, but made the second as the home crowd cheered him on.Adams was immediately...
Via Holdout Sports
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Thunder center Steven Adams wishes himself a happy birthday after everyone forgets

Happy Birthday, Steven Adams! The Oklahoma City Thunder center turned 21 on Sunday. To bad nobody remembered. At least, that's what Adams thought. The 7-footer from New Zealand took to Twitter to wish himself a happy birthday, and then responded to his own tweet. It is interesting to note, the official Thunder twitter page did not wish him a Happy B-Day until 5:55 p.m. EST, one minute...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Adams doesn’t understand dislike of meat pies in Vine video

After a full season in the NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams showed off his potential to be a factor in the Western Conference. Earlier this week, Adams made a trip back to his native home of New Zealand (specifically Wellington) for some rest and relaxation. During an interview with OneNews, he was asked a question about New Zealand’s native meat pies and the below...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Adams says biggest NBA surprise was Thunder’s private plane

After an interesting rookie year with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Steven Adams will provide some future toughness for his team as they continue to chase for a title. During his exit interview today, Adams was asked about his biggest surprise in the NBA and he provided the below answer that was noted by Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman: Adams said his biggest surprise in the NBA is...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Adams Expected To Become Rugby Player, Instead Becomes An NBA Agitator

Steven Adams has become one of the NBA's most infamous agitators in his rookie season. Adams was the 12th overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Pittsburgh by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Adams grew up in New Zealand and was an unknown basketball talent until Ken McFadden discovered him and told Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon about him. “I just played it by ear,” said Adams...
Via RealGM
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Adams steps up with career-high 5 blocks (Video)

Oklahoma City Thunder backup center Steven Adams picked a great time to step up his defensive game, coming off the bench with a career-high 5 blocks in Thursday night's Game 6 against Memphis. The Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-84 to tie their Western Conference first round playoff series at 3 games apiece and force the deciding seventh game at home on Saturday.Video via...
Via Holdout Sports
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thunder C left hanging by opponent, shakes own hand

Oklahoma City Thunder rookie center Steven Adams tried to exercise a little sportsmanship Thursday night as his team’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers wound down to the final buzzer. He reached out to shake hands with Clippers center Byron Mullens, who completely rejected him. After being left hanging by Mullens, Adams came up with a novel way to deal with the rejection:...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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