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Humble Steven Adams sends heartfelt message back home after Christchurch attack - 'They need support, not me'

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams has shared his views on the Christchurch terror attacks, admitting he's hurting seeing the news from afar.

The 25-year-old has already written two heartfelt messages on social media since last Friday but spoke to the Oklahoman about the situation too.

"Any decent person would say, along with me, is obviously it’s a bad thing. I’m just trying to send them support, but I feel like the right people are making the right moves down there," Adams said.

The humble Kiwi said he doesn't want people focusing on him and how he's feeling, instead saying it's those in New Zealand that need the attention.

"All the right people, more important than me, are doing the right things over there," Adams told The Oklahoman.

"Whatever it is, they’re going to have more of an impact than me, because they’re going to make a proper change. They’re on the ground there.

"I’m a New Zealander from afar. It obviously absolutely sucks what happened to my country. That’s what hurts the most for me. But again, there’s a lot more people who are actually friends of these people. They need the support, not me."

Adams notched a double-double for the Thunder in their 107-116 loss to the Heat yesterday, scoring 10 points while grabbing 12 rebounds.

Steven Adams (12) of the Oklahoma City Thunder watches a replay after being called for fouling Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets during the first quarter on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Steven Adams looks up during an NBA game. Source: Getty