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Book Of The Week - My life My Fight by Steven Adams

For the first time Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams shares the story behind his meteoric rise to become one of the most exciting players in the NBA and New Zealand's highest paid sportsperson.

From the streets of small town Rotorua in New Zealand, Adams overcame the odds to emerge as a top prospect in the 2013 NBA draft. From there he has carved out a reputation as a key OKC Thunder starter and secured a four-year $100 million NBA contract. In this intimate account of his life story thus far, the 7-foot Adams reflects on his humble childhood, the impact of his father's death, challenges, setbacks, defining moments and what basketball means to him. Told with warmth, humour and humility, this is a gripping account of the rise of one of New Zealand's best-loved sports stars.