The 10 Best New Zealand’s Athletes You Should Know- 2018


Steven Adams

Basketball player Steven Adams currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and is the first New Zealander to be selected in the first NBA draft.

One thing you might not know about the young athlete is that he once had his sights set on being s shot putter — just like his famous older sibling, Valerie — until he was beaten at a national level by Jacko Gill. Adams relocated to the United States after high school to pursue his sporting career, and was selected for the NBA draft in 2013.

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