Author(s): Steven Adams
For the first time, Steven Adams shares the story behind his meteoric rise from the streets of 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 has gone on to secure a four-year US$100 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder - making him New Zealand's highest paid sports person - and forge a reputation for his intense, physical style of basketball. In this intimate account of his life story thus far, the seven-foot center reflects on his humble childhood, the impact of his father's death when he was just 13, challenges, setbacks, defining moments and what basketball means to him. Told with warmth, humour and humility, this is a gripping account of the rise of one of New Zealand's most admired sporting stars.