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My Life, My Fight: Rising Up from New Zealand to the Okc Thunder

My Life, My Fight: Rising Up from New Zealand to the Okc Thunder
  

My fight is what I call my need to be better all the time. Every day I wake up and want to be better at basketball. Then every day I go to the gym and work towards it. My fight is what keeps me alive. Steven Adams shares the unlikely story behind his indomitable sense of determin... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780316491464
Barcode 9780316491464
Published 9 October 2018 by Hachette
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Adams, Steven
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ISBN-13 9780316491464
ISBN-10 0316491462
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Books
Publication Date 9 October 2018
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Adams, Steven
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Basketball
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Biography, New Zealand, Basketball players, Autobiographies, Oklahoma City Thunder (Basketball team)
NBS Text Autobiography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code 956803

Description of this Book

My fight is what I call my need to be better all the time. Every day I wake up and want to be better at basketball. Then every day I go to the gym and work towards it. My fight is what keeps me alive. Steven Adams shares the unlikely story behind his indomitable sense of determination and his journey from Rotorua, New Zealand to stardom in the NBA. Adams overcame extreme odds to become a first-round prospect in the 2013 NBA draft. From there he signed a major contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder--making him New Zealand's highest-paid athlete ever--and went on to forge a reputation for his intense, physical style of basketball. Adams takes you inside the draft process from the fascinating whirlwind tour of pre-draft workouts with dozens of teams to the draft itself where dreams are made or dashed and the Gatorade bottles on every table are glued shut. He reveals what it's like to be a rookie in the league, getting pushed around and elbowed--or worse. He takes the court alongside superstars like Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Durant; and matches up against legendary big men like Tim Duncan, DeAndre Jordan, Dwight Howard, and Draymond Green. Adams recounts the Thunder's rise through the victories and the heartbreaks and how the resilient team has a bright future ahead. In this intimate account of his life story so far, the seven-foot center also reflects on his humble upbringing as one of fourteen children, the impact of his father's death when he was just thirteen, the multiple challenges and setbacks he has faced, and what basketball means to him. Told with warmth, humor, and humility, My Life, My Fight is a gripping account from an emerging superstar.

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Author's Bio

Steven Adams is the starting center for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Born in Rotorua, New Zealand, Adams moved to Wellington at the age of thirteen and began playing basketball. He went on to play college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh, earning Big East All-Rookie Team honors before declaring for the NBA draft. Adams was selected by the Thunder in the first round of the 2013 draft, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in his first season. Now in his sixth season with the Thunder, Adams has played in two Western Conference Finals and is one of only three players in franchise history with over 3,000 points and 350 blocks.

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