Steven Adams : my life, my fight / Steven Adams.
By: Adams, Steven.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Random House New Zealand ; 2018Description: 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143771296; 0143771299.Subject(s): Adams, Steven, 1993- | Basketball players -- New Zealand -- BiographyGenre/Form: Autobiographies.DDC classification: 796.323092
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New Zealand Listener 's Top 100 Books of 2018
For the first time, Steven Adams shares the story behind his meteoric rise from Rotorua to his emerging stardom in the NBA.
Adams overcame the odds to become a top prospect in the 2013 NBA draft. From there he went on to secure a four-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder - making him New Zealand's highest-paid sportsperson ever - and forge a reputation for his intense, physical style of basketball.
In this intimate account of his life story so far, the seven-foot centre reflects on his humble upbringing, the impact of his father's death when he was just 13, the multiple challenges and setbacks he has faced, early career-defining moments, and what basketball means to him.
Told with warmth, humour and humility, My Life, My Fight is a gripping account from one of New Zealand's most admired sporting stars.
Prologue: draft night -- Everything stinks -- Dad gets sick -- The funeral -- A second chance -- New kid in town -- National champions -- Make or break -- Born to run in the USA -- Ready for the big leagues -- Pre-draft workout diary -- A new home in middle America -- Small fish in a bigger pond -- Injuries are a bitch -- Say a prayer for my testicles -- Mr Triple-double -- The complete thoughts of Russell Westbrook on his good friend and teammate Steven Adams -- The new Big Three -- What now?
"Steven Adams shares the story behind his meteoric rise from the streets of Rotorua to his emerging stardom in the NBA."-- Publisher information.