Steven Adams Biography

( 1993 - )
March 19, 2019
First published on:December 3, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Steven Adams

Date of Birth: 1993, July 20
Age: 26 years old
Birth Nation: New Zealand
Height: 7 Feet
Birth Name Steven Funaki Adams
Birth Place Rotorua, New Zealand
Famous Name Steven Adams
Father Sid Adams
Mother Lilika Ngauamo
Net Worth $20 million
Salary $24 million
Past Team Minnesota Timberwolves
Siblings Valerie Adams, Ralph Adams, Warren Adams, Sid Adams Jr
School Location Fitchburg, Massachusetts
University Team Pittsburgh Panthers
No. of Twitter Followers 197K
No. of Instagram Followers 334K
Weight 265 lb
Position in Team Center
Current team Oklahoma City Thunder
Nationality New Zealander
Profession basketball player
Came to fame after NBA
Started career as basketball player
Currently Working For Oklahoma City Thunder
University attended University of Pittsburgh
School attended Scots College, Notre Dame Prep
Girlfriend Ezel Kokcu

Steven Adams is a New Zealander professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Adams currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder as their Center.


Over the course of his NBA career, Adams has reportedly made a career earning of $56,324,610 and has an estimated net worth of over $20 million. His salary for the 2018-19 season will be $24 million.

Steven Adams's Net Worth and Salary

As of the year 2019, Steven Adams is estimated to have the net worth of over $20 million. Over six season of his career in the NBA, his total career earning is reported to be $56,324,610.

CAPTION: Steven Adams SOURCE: Forbes

Currently under a 4 year / $100,000,000 contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, in 2018-19, Adams will earn a base salary of $24,157,303, while carrying a cap hit of $24,157,303 and a dead cap value of $77,528,090.

Steven Adams' Personal Life

Steven Adams is rumored to be dating girlfriend, Ezel Kokcu. His girlfriend Ezel is an entrepreneur who had immigrated to New Zealand from Turkey with her family during her childhood. Her company is named Passphere and is located in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.

In 2006, at the young age of 13, Adam had to cope with his father's passing. Adams has gone to say the moment as being one of the defining events of his life. With his father's passing, a lack of parental guidance was felt by Adams but was later guided by his brother Warren.

Steven Adams' Bio and Early Life

Steven Funaki Adams was born on July 20, 1993, in Rotorua, New Zealand to parents Sid Adams and Lilika Ngauamo. He grew up along with one sister Valerie Adams, and three brothers, Ralph Adams, Warren Adams,  and Sid Adams Jr.

Adams attended Scots College where he graduated his high school education from. He later Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Massachusetts where he learned more about basketball.

Adams enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh and played for the Pittsburgh Panthers. He played only one season with the team starting in all 32 games for in the 2012-13 season. He was named the Big East Preseason Rookie of the Year. He forewent three years of college eligibility and declared for the NBA draft.

Steven Adams' Career

In the 2013 NBA draft, Steven Adams was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder with their 12th overall pick. He signed a rookie scale contract with the Thunder on 12 July 2013. He played in 81 games in his rookie season averaging 3.3 points and 4.1 rebounds and earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors.

In his second season in the NBA, Adams was able to play in 70 games starting in 67 of those games. He recorded an average of 7.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game at the end of the 2014-15 season.

Steven Adams signed a four-year, $100 million contract extension with the Thunder on October 31, 2016. In the 2016-17 season, Adams started in all of the 80 games that he played during the season. He had an average of 11.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks per game at the end of the season.

Adams has kept on showing a better result with each new season. His best season run so far has been the 2017-18 season when he ended with an average of 13.9 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per game starting in 76 games.

The current roster of Oklahoma City Thunder include players like Paul George, Russell Westbrook, Dennis Schroder, and Andre Roberson besides Steven Adams.

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