- Category : 1993-births
- Type : MEG
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Distraction 1
New Zealand basketball player, listed as 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) tall and weighing 120 kg (265 lb), who plays center for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one season with his hometown team Wellington Saints in 2011, Adams moved to the United States in 2012 to play college basketball for Pittsburgh. In June 2013, he was selected by the Thunder with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
Steven Adams was born to a Tongan mother and an English father. His father, Sid Adams, served in the Royal Navy. After a career in the navy, he settled in New Zealand, where he had 18 children with five women. Sid was 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) tall, and many of his children had sporting success due to their own size and athleticism – Adams' brothers average 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) and his sisters average 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in). His half-sister, Valerie Adams, is a dual Olympic gold medallist and four-time world champion shot-putter, while his brothers, Warren and Sid Jr., had careers in the New Zealand National Basketball League.
His autobiography Steven Adams: My Life, My Fight was released in 2018.