The accolades keep rolling in for New Zealand basketball star Steven Adams with the Thunder centre selected for the NBA's annual Rising Stars Challenge.
Coach sees tonight's clash in Auckland as perfect opportunity to rebound from "arse-kicking" loss in ANBL.
NZ prospect has seal of approval from coaches as he gets set to chase NBA dream via a top US university.
LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant's NBA season could be over after agreeing to undergo surgery on torn rotator cuff.
Kiwi basketball prodigy Tai Wynyard to follow in the footsteps of NBA stars Rajon Rondo and Anthony Davis.