Basketball

Steven Adams' camo jacket

Looking sharp in the prime minister's office, it's Steven Adams and his definite favourite jacket.

He's worn it to dinner with Willie Apiata and to visit John Key. Adams is obsessed.

Adams, Apiata and a politician

Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay and NBA star Steven Adams pose for a photo in Queenstown on Tuesday.

Steven Adams watch: Dines in Queenstown. Chews the fat with war hero Willie Apiata - and a local politician.

Adams spotted in Queenstown video

Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball player Steven Adams has been spotted in Queenstown.

Kiwi NBA superstar taking a low-key holiday to South Island tourist town.

Defence first for new Breaker video

New Breakers signing Akil Mitchell pledges to bring a defensive mindset to his new role.

Paul Henare has added the final piece to his roster, and is confident he has the right man for the job.

'Carpool karaoke' with Steve video

It seems Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams is a big fan of the Backstreet Boys.

Kiwi NBA star passes time during NZ road trip with rousing rendition of Backstreet Boys song.

Steven Adams came to Taita

Steven Adams came to Taita for an open court session.

Basketballer Steven Adams was a hit in Taita.

If the cap fits..... video

If the cap fits...Steven Adams looks right at home in the prime ministerial office.

Adams does what Labour has failed to do - and takes PM's chair.

Aussies 'recycled' Rio tickets

Kitty Chiller had warned athletes against placing stickers over accreditations.

Twenty-five tickets to crunch Boomers basketball match "reused" by another 80 athletes in Rio.

Charges for killing NBA star's cousin

Dwyane Wade is reeling from the death of his cousin.

Two men have been charged with murder after the shooting death of an NBA star's cousin.

Dwyane Wade's cousin fatally shot

Dwayne Wade's cousin has been shot in Chicago.

Mother shot as she walked to school to register her children.

Kings Chinese signing coup

New Sydney Kings recruit Bo Liu is the first Chinese-born player signed in the ANBL.

The Sydney Kings make ANBL history, becoming first club to sign a Chinese-born player.

Adams plays hero to shy kid

Steven Adams convinces a shy youngster to cast aside his fears and join in at his basketball camp in Auckland.

The little boy was too shy to join in the fun with New Zealand's NBA giant, but the bro with the mo wasn't having that.

Small basketballer, big skills

Swanson, who plays pro-league basketball with a team in New York, says the game is in his DNA.

He says he's known as the mini Michael Jordan.

Breakers name development trio

Ethan Rusbatch has continued his big hoops year with a spot on the Breakers' development unit.

Tall Blacks rookies Ethan Rusbatch and Derone Raukawa land development spots with Breakers.

Adams proud of his big 'sis video

Silver medalist Valerie Adams with her medal.

Valerie Adams got the silver in Rio, but her little brother reckoned it was gold standard.

Kids clamour for Adams video

Kiwi basketball star Steven Adams.

The bigger Steven Adams gets, the simpler he keeps it.

Recap: Steven Adams on court video

Steven Adams works some defence against a Kiwi kid attending his basketball camp in Auckland.

Kiwi kids test their basketball skills against NZ's NBA star, on court in Auckland.

Adams and NBA stars in NZ video

Steven Adams will hold three basketball camps in New Zealand this week.

Kiwi basketball ace Steven Adams has brought in the OKC cavalry for his New Zealand basketball camps.

US romps to hoops gold

Gold for the Dream Team - the US men's basketball team with their gold medals won at the Rio Olympics.

Stars of the NBA shine in the Olympics basketball final as the US puts Serbia to the sword in Rio.

US routs aging Argentina

US players Kyle Lowry, left, and Kevin Durant react during their quarterfinal win against Argentina.

Kevin Durant led all scorers with 27 points as the US advanced to the Olympic semifinals.

Adams: 'Don't worry, we got this'

Steven Adams has opened up on a variety of topics in a TV interview in New Zealand.

The OKC Thunder's Kiwi star says it's all about teamwork now Kevin Durant has departed.

Boomers advance to semis

Patty Mills scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Boomers into the Olympic basketball semifinals for the first time ...

Australia first through to the men's basketball semifinals in Rio, pounding Lithuania 90-64.

Bygate gets another shot at WNBL

Tall Ferns forward Jess Bygate, pictured in action against Australia, has signed with the Melbourne Boomers.

Tall Ferns power forward Jess Bygate has been recruited by the Melbourne Boomers for the 2016-17 Women's National Basketball League season.

Junior Roller Blacks win in Aussie gallery

The New Zealand men's under-23 wheelchair basketball team, the Junior Roller Blacks.

The Junior Roller Blacks narrowly beat five-time Wheelchair Sports NSW Country Cup-holders Illawarra.

Team USA: swagger to stagger

Boris Diaw of France moves the ball against Carmelo Anthony of United States at Rio.

US basketball dominance? Not as much as you might imagine.

LeBron inks record $138m deal

LeBron James has signed a two-year deal to remain at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Finals MVP signs three-year deal with his hometown franchise the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Paul George: Australia 'dirty'

Paul George has called Australia 'dirty' after the US beat the Boomers 98-88 in their Olympic match.

George picked up a technical foul after losing his cool during the match.

Fultz - remember the name

Washington Huskies point guard Markelle Fultz in action against a Mainland Eagles invitational in Christchurch.

US basketballer Markelle Fultz showed Christchurch why he is predicted to be an NBA star.

Timmins impresses coach in NZ return

Huskies point guard Markelle Fultz attempts to get past Marques Whippy.

The former Junior Tall Black and Canterbury Ram finished with six points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots in the Huskies' 92-79 win.

Durant: Tough to leave Adams

Team USA star Kevin Durant is hoping to watch Steven Adams' sister Valerie Adams in Rio.

NBA star keen to watch Valerie Adams in Rio as he talks up former Thunder teammate.

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