Oklahoma City Thunder has been killing it this season, just ask the Golden State Warriors! And part of their success is down to New Zealand-born basketball sensation Steven Adams. But what do you know about the breakout baller that’s taking the NBA by storm? Let HollywoodLife.com fill you in with the details!
If you’ve watched Oklahoma City Thunder in the playoffs this season, even the most recent Western Conference Finals games against Golden State Warriors, you can’t have helped but notice the tall, dark and strapping Steven Adams, 22. He’s been bossing the court from his center position with his aggressive play and no-nonsense style of play. But what do you know about Steven? Let us tell you everything you need to know.
He was a huge college basketball star in the US.
Steven had to earn his stripes, he began life in the US as a college basketball star for Pittsburgh and was a standout player destined for big things. He eventually ended up going number 12 in the NFL draft in 2013.
He has a Olympic-gold medallist sister.
That’s right! Steven isn’t the only talented one in his family. His sister Valerie Adams has competed at two Olympics, in Beijing in 2008 she won gold and in 2012 in London she finished top of the leaderboard. What a talented family!
The family’s average height is quite astonishing!
Steven himself stands at 7ft tall, while his famous sister Valerie is 6’4.” There are 18 siblings in the family in total, with an average height for his brothers being 6’9″ and his sisters 6ft. Huge family in EVERY way.
This season has been his best.
Steven has really come to the fore this year for Oklahoma, and it’s in rebounds where he has excelled. His 8 point average per-game isn’t something to write home about, but his 6.7 rebounds per game is impressive. He can only get better from here.
His career highlights so far.
In 2014, Steven was awarded the NBA All-Rookie Second Team award during his first season as a pro. He was also selected in the Big East All-Rookie Team in 2013.
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