Steven Adams is a professional basketball player from New Zealand. He was born on July 20, 1993, in Rotorua, New Zealand. Adams is known for his physicality, strength, and rebounding skills on the basketball court.
During his NBA career, Adams has played for multiple teams. His career began with the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2013 to 2020. Adams was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in November 2020. The Pelicans, Thunder, Milwaukee Bucks, and Denver Nuggets all took part in the trade. In that trade, the Thunder received George Hill, Darius Miller, Josh Gray, Zylan Cheatham, and Kenrich Williams, as well as future draft picks.
After spending the 2020-2021 season with the Pelicans, Adams was traded again in August 2021. He was included in a three-team trade involving the Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, and Charlotte Hornets. Adams was traded to the Grizzlies along with Eric Bledsoe and draft rights to Ziaire Williams, in exchange for Jonas Valančiūnas and other draft picks. As of today’s date, Adams is currently a member of the Memphis Grizzlies.
As of 2023, Steven Adams is 30 years old, his estimated net worth is $87 million, and he stands at a height 6.11 feet (211 cm or 2.11 m) tall.
Steven Funaki Adams
Kid KIwi, Lord Adams, Funaki
Best Known for
As a best basketball player from New Zealand
Date of Birth
20 July 1993
As of 2023, Steven Adams is 30 years old.
Rotorua, New Zealand
School / College / University
Race / Ethnicity
Playing video games, watching cartoons
Physical Stats & More
- In feet: 6′ 11″
- In Centimetres: 211 cm
- In meters: 2.11 m
- In kilograms: 113 kg
- In Pounds: 249 lbs
- Chest Size: 50″
- Biceps Size: 19″
- Waist Size: 37″
Steven Adams comes from a big and diverse family. He is the youngest of 18 siblings and was born on July 20, 1993, in Rotorua, New Zealand. His father, Sid Adams, originally from England, served in the Navy and settled in New Zealand. Sid had 18 children with five different women. Steven’s mother is Lilika Ngauamo, who is of Tongan descent. Sadly, Steven’s father passed away from cancer when he was 13 years old.
Among Steven’s siblings is Valerie Adams, his half-sister, who is an accomplished athlete in her own right. Valerie is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time World Champion in shot put. She has made significant contributions to sports, representing New Zealand at the highest level.
Lisa Adams (Sister)
Ralph Adams (Brother )
Sid Adams Jr (Brother )
Warren Adams (Brother)
Valerie Adams (Sister)
Ken-Paddy Pupuke-Robati (Sister)
Relationship & More
In a relationship with Kayla Kiriau
Girlfriend and Dating history
Steven Adams was previously in a relationship with Ezel Kokcu, a Wellingtonian internet entrepreneur from New Zealand. They were spotted together during Steven’s visit to New Zealand in August 2016 when he toured the country with his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates. Ezel Kokcu founded a company called Passphere in 2017, which aimed to solve event organization problems.
Kayla Kiriau (Present)
Steven Adams is in a relationship with Kayla Kiriau, a basketball player from New Zealand. They have been dating for some time, and there have been speculations among fans about the possibility of them getting married.
Food – Ribs, BBQ Chicken
Favorite Color – Blue
Net worth 2023
As of 2023, Steven Adams’ estimated net worth is $87 million. Steven Adams primarily makes money through his basketball career in the NBA. He has earned significant income from his contracts with various teams throughout his career. Adams signed a four-year, $100 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2017-18 NBA season. He later agreed to a two-year, $35 million contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a trade in 2020. Currently, Adams is playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, where he signed a two-year, $25.2 million contract extension in 2022.
Apart from his basketball salary, Adams has also earned money through endorsements and sponsorships. He has endorsement deals with brands such as Adidas, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Powerade. These endorsement deals also contribute to his overall net worth.
Net worth Growth
|Net worth in 2022||$ 76 million|
|Net worth in 2021||$ 66 million|
|Net worth in 2020||$ 49 million|
|Net worth in 2019||$ 35 million|
|Net worth in 2018||$ 20 million|
Total Career Earnings
Lesser Known Facts
- Before joining the NBA, Adams played college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh for one season in 2012-2013.
- In the 2013 NBA Draft, Adams was selected as the 12th overall pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he played from 2013 to 2020.
- He comes from a large family, being the youngest of 18 siblings.
- Adams is a fan of science and believes in the benefits of using a sauna for relaxation and performance enhancement.
- He is an avid fan of comics and Japanese anime.
- Adams wrote an autobiography titled “Steven Adams: My Life, My Fight,” which was released in 2018.
What is Steven Adams' height and weight?
Steven Adams stands at 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 meters) tall and weighs 265 pounds (120 kilograms).
What is Steven Adams' position in basketball?
Adams plays as a center in the NBA.
What college did Steven Adams attend?
Adams played college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh for one season in 2012-2013.
Has Steven Adams won any awards in his basketball career?
Yes, Steven Adams was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2014.
Where was Steven Adams born?
Steven Adams was born on July 20, 1993, in Rotorua, New Zealand.
Does Steven Adams have any siblings?
Yes, Steven Adams has 17 siblings, making him the youngest of 18 siblings.
Is Steven Adams related to other notable athletes?
Yes, Steven Adams has two half-sisters who are athletes. Dame Valerie Adams is a gold medal-winning shot putter, and Lisa Adams is a para athlete who has won gold at the Paralympics in shot put.
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