Last Updated on: August 5, 2020 by: Lucifer
New Zealand professional Basketball player Steven Adams plays for NBA team Oklahoma City Thunder. He released his autobiography Steven Adams: My Life, My Fight two years ago in 2018.
Steven Adams Bio & Family; Height, Sister, Education
The player was born as Steven Funaki Adams on 20 July 1993 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Talking about his family, he was raised by an English father late Sid Adams and a Togan mother, Lilika Ngauamo. His dad is a former Royal Navy personnel who later settled in New Zealand. It is surprising that his father has 18 children with five women.
Steven’s half-sister, Valerie Adams, is a dual Olympic gold medallist and four-time world champion shot-putter. On the other hand, both his brothers, Warren and Sid Jr., had careers in the New Zealand National Basketball League. Sadly, Sid passed away back in 2006 due to stomach cancer. It was his brother Warren who rescued him from the streets of Rotorua and brought him to Wellington. One of his other brothers’ name is Ralph Adams.
The athlete stands 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m) tall in height. His father also stood the same height with brothers standing an average 6 feet 9 inches(2.06 m) tall, and sisters average 6 feet (1.83 m).
How Much Net Worth Does Steven Adams Have?
Post his graduation from Scots College in late 2011, he chose Notre Dame Preparatory School. He got the fortune to acclimate himself to American basketball before enrolling at Pittsburgh in June 2012. During his lone season at Pittsburgh, he became the recipient of the Big East Preseason Rookie of the Year and earned Big East All-Rookie Team honours. In the 2012-2013 season, he played 32 games making an average 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.
His professional career began while playing for NBA team Wellington Saints of the National Basketball League from 2011. However, he was unpaid to keep his college eligibility. Two years later, he got the fortune to play for Oklahoma City Thunder after getting a prime selection as the 12th overall pick on 27 June 2013. Till now he has accumulated over $27.2 million from professional NBA.
Three seasons later, he and the team agreed upon a four year contract worth $100 million on 31 June 2016. He also holds the record of one of the 2019 highest paid athletes.
Who Is Steven Adams’ Wife?
Steven is a married man but prefers to keep his wife’s name and activity away from the pondering media spotlights. However, it was his wife who sent him two pans of lasagna during his team played against the Utah Jazz on a 110-94 win on 31 July 2020.
Her effort to make a pasta variety was to make sure that Steven would not lack any legitimate sustenance. According to Reddit, he has a son.
Some Interesting Facts About Steven Adams
- The athlete has more than 459K Instagram followers.
- Steven is the youngest child in the child.
- When he was born, his dad was in his sixties.
- After Sid’s demise, Steven lost parental guidance and did not like to attend school.
- Warren began to take responsibility for Adams and introduced him to Wellington basketball legend Kenny McFadden.