Basketball

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The Thunder’s Kiwi centre was in early foul trouble but returned to the court with force.

Steven Adams' hustle and muscle leads to massive throw down

The Thunder’s Kiwi centre was in early foul trouble but returned to the court with force.

00:19
The Golden State Warriors centre scored an early basket for the home team.

High-flying Aussie Andrew Bogut slams home Curry alley-oop

The Golden State Warriors centre scored an early basket for the home team.

01:52
Paul Henare will put on a full firefighter's kit and climb the stairs of the Sky Tower tomorrow.

'Pain I've never experienced before' - Tall Blacks coach training for Sky Tower challenge

Paul Henare will put on a full firefighter's kit and climb the stairs of the Sky Tower tomorrow.

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Adams came up with the defensive rebound and assist for Andrew Roberson's sublime basket against Golden State Warriors.

'Steven Adams was probably team captain of the dodgeball team' – Kiwi NBA star's bullet pass hot on Twitter

More than 22,000 tweets were sent in an hour about Adams' baseball style throw.

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The Rotorua-born star of the Oklahoma City Thunder is big news in the States, as Jack Tame explains.

Red-hot Steven Adams 'is an enormous story in the US' as OKC step closer to NBA finals

The Rotorua-born star of the OKC is big news in the States, as Jack Tame explains.

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A cute Adams lookalike lighting up the internet has a rival, as Sports Illustrated explain.

Which Mini-Me fan is better? Little Steven Adams or 'Stuff Curry'?

A cute Adams lookalike lighting up the internet has a rival, as Sports Illustrated explain.

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The Kiwi star shook off an ankle injury early in the first quarter to score 11 points in his side’s 118-94 win.

Adams one step closer to NBA finals after crushing win over the Warriors

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams shook off an ankle injury early in the first quarter to score 11 points in his side’s 118-94 win.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 24:  Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes up against Draymond Green #23 and Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half in game four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 24, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Steven Adams' Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination

Oklahoma City beat Golden State 118-94 to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals today.

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The Thunder superstar roared with his home crowd as OKC all but secured a 3-1 series lead over the Warriors with mere minutes left.

Westbrook's three sends Thunder crowd into frenzy as clutch shot secures Game Four

The star roared with his home crowd as OKC all but secured a 3-1 series lead over the Warriors.

Moustache and sleeve? Tick! Cute Steven Adams impersonator takes web by storm

Adams has a growing fan base in Oklahoma City, but this cute lookalike has become a huge hit on social media.

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Adams came up with the defensive rebound and assist for Andrew Roberson's sublime basket against Golden State Warriors.

Steven Adams throws incredible bullet-gridiron pass for massive assist

Adams came up with the defensive rebound and assist for Andre Roberson's sublime basket against Golden State Warriors.

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A hash tag supporting Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams is quickly gaining popularly on social media.

#StandUpForSteven catching fire on social media

A hashtag supporting Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams is quickly gaining popularity on social media.

03:37
Kenny McFadden taught Adams how to play basketball and now runs an academy hoping to secure scholarships in America for more kids.

Has Steven Adams' mentor found the next Kiwi NBA star?

There is plenty more talent where Adams came from, says Kenny McFadden.

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Kenny McFadden taught Adams how to play basketball and now runs an academy hoping to secure scholarships in America for more kids.

'They all want to be like Stevie': Man who discovered Steven Adams on hunt for next protégé

Kenny McFadden runs an academy hoping to secure scholarships in America for more kids.

Draymond Green avoids suspension for low blow on Steven Adams

Draymond Green has been fined NZ$37,000 but has not suspended by the NBA.

Oklahoma City Thunder fans embrace 'my homie' Steven Adams

Things have changed since the Kiwi's icy welcome to Oklahoma in 2013.

'He's a tough guy': Thunder coach 'proud' Steven Adams played through groin kick

Coach Billy Donovan says Golden State has targeted Adams before in this series but he has never retaliated.

TORONTO, ON - MAY 21:  DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Toronto Raptors shoots the ball as LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts during the second half in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 21, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

DeMar DeRozan leads Raptors to victory over Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland's perfect playoff run went south, north of the border, today as Toronto beat the Cavaliers 99-84.

'I'm still a man': Steve Adams humours reporters again after hit to groin

When you're hit in the crotch, and you're asked where it hurts, things can get awkward. Not for Steven Adams.

Klay Thompson has carried Warriors in the playoffs

Star guard the biggest reason the Warriors are back in the Western Conference finals.

NBA: Curry dazzles again, crushes Steven Adams' Thunder

The Western Conference Finals series is now level at 1-1.

New Zealand fans back Thunder star Steven Adams after 'monkey' comment

Adams described Golden State's guards as "quick little monkeys" in an on-court interview and later apologised.

LeBron James' Cavs blow away poor Toronto Raptors

Cleveland Cavaliers showed no rust from their long layoff and thumped Toronto 115-84 today.

Steven Adams apologises for 'quick little monkeys' interview gaffe

The term is widely considered to be racially insensitive in the US.

03:00
Blossom Cameron took  a 14-year-old Adams off the Rotorua streets and into her care.

'He had to have a good education' - meet the woman who guided Steven Adams to NBA stardom

Blossom Cameron has a special connection with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s seven-foot Kiwi.

Video: Steven Adams comes up huge as OKC stun Golden State in game one of West Finals

The seven-foot Kiwi finished with 16 points on 5-8 shooting, 12 rebounds and two blocks.

TORONTO, ON - MAY 15:  Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors celebrates late in the second half of Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Miami Heat during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on May 15, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Kyle Lowry leads Raptors into conference final against Cavs

Less than two weeks ago, Lowry was a struggling so badly that he stayed past midnight to work on his game after a tough playoff loss.

Steph Curry and Warriors fired up for OKC Thunder showdown

Curry surprised coach Steve Kerr with how quickly he found his groove the past two games after returning from a right knee injury.

Kirk Penney retires from international basketball

The announcement comes just a week out from the naming of the Tall Blacks squad to fight for Olympic qualification.

'He's the MVP, he's a killer!' Steph Curry the NBA's first unanimous MVP

Steph Curry is adding a second straight MVP award to his record-setting season.

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