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Saints chairman accepts Air NZ apology

Wellington Saints chairman Justin Toebes, pictured with head coach Kevin Braswell (left) and team manager Phil Hartley ...

Justin Toebes accepts national carrier's apology but won't be going to NBL playoffs.

Adams factor key for Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35), centre Steven Adams, and guard Andre Roberson defend against the skills ...

Rapid development of Kiwi star could sway free agent to stick with Thunder.

Reason: Adams the real deal video

Steven Adams and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green maintain their rivalry in Game 7.

OPINION: It's rare to be both hero and villain, but here's how NZ's NBA star did it.

Air NZ offers apology

Wellington Saints chairman Justin Toebes, centre, with head coach Kevin Braswell, left, and team manager Phil Hartley ...

Airline said it was unaware of dying Wellington Saints chairman's height when he arrived for boarding.

Allen after third title

Southland Sharks basketball player Hayden Allen ahead of the Final Four NBL finals at Stadium Southland.

Hayden Allen confident shoulder injury won't rule him out of Final Four.

Adams to be worth 'a hell of a lot' video

Kiwi Steven Adams has become a leading NBA star.

Steven Adams's special "brand" could see his earning power sky-rocket in the US.

Saints share Adams' pain video

Wellington Saints guard Leon Henry, left, and his team-mates watch Steven Adams' NBA finals run come to an end at Siglo bar.

High hopes turned to disappointment as Wellington's Saints gathered at a city bar to cheer on former team-mate Steven Adams.

Adams misses out on Finals video

Steven Adams looks to receive a pass from Thunder teammate Kevin Durant during game seven of the Western Conference finals.

The dream is over for OKC and Kiwi star as Stephen Curry carries Golden State to Game 7 victory.

Green's respect for Adams video

After a series of clashes in the NBA, Draymond Green has nothing but respect for his "fighting" Kiwi rival.

They've shared some heated moments but rival Draymond Green is full of praise for "fighting" Kiwi.

Adams wins the wrestle video

Draymond Green and Steven Adams collide again during Game 7.

Draymond Green put boot to Steven Adams' groin, now his nut's been cracked.

Sky Go goes down before NBA game

Steven Adams' Thunder are playing the Warriors in game seven in San Francisco.

Live streaming surface crashed before tipoff and remained offline for majority of Steven Adams' crucial clash.

'Sharks crowd worth 10 points'

Southland Sharks fans.

WellingtonĀ Saints owner Nick Mills has labelled Southland Sharks hot favourites.

Dream over for Adams and OKC video

Steven Adams and the OKC squandered a 3-1 series lead to miss out on the NBA Finals.

The NBA Finals fairytale fails to materialise for the Thunder and Kiwi basketball ace after agonising defeat.

Wynyard chases Adams dream video

Tai Wynyard wants to defend NZ's 3x3 men's u-18 world champs title.

Flourishing NBA career of Steven Adams opens doors for the next budding Kiwi basketball star.

Hungry Adams: OKC 'ready' video

OKC Thunder centre Steven Adams dunks the ball in game six of the NBA Western Conference finals.

Kiwi NBA star keeping it real ahead of the biggest game of his career, preferring to talk food than basketball.

Why Adams hasn't watched dunk video

Steven Adams dunks over Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green.

Big Kiwi centre not impressed by his own dunk.

Durant: Game six no choke video

Kevin Durant failed to make a basket in the final five minutes of game six of the NBA Western Conference finals.

OKC Thunder star admits to some bad shooting, but that's "just a part of the game".

The Steven Adams quiz

Steven Adams' popularity is a lot like his moustache - it just keeps growing.

Test your knowledge with Stuff's Steven Adams quiz.

Giants come up short

Nelson Giants coach Tim Fanning.

Coach Tim Fanning left to ponder the 'what ifs' as Nelson Giants fall short of Final Four.

'They couldn't help me'

Wellington Saints chairman Justin Toebes (centre) with head coach Kevin Braswell (left) and team manager Phil Hartley ...

"Distressing" Air NZ incident means dying Wellington Saints chairman will miss seeing his team in NBL finals.

History beckons for Adams video

It's all or nothing for Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Win or bust for Kiwi basketball ace, NBA series decider will go down as one of the greatest ever Game 7s.

Jones hungry for second title of career

Marcel Jones glides to the basket against the Nelson Giants earlier this season.

Marcel Jones puts Tall Blacks' snub behind him.

Poll: Will OKC Thunder win?

Steven Adams.

Will Oklahoma City Thunder beat Golden State Warriors in NBA's Western Conference decider?

Adams: 'We're right there' video

Steven Adams says the spirit is where it needs to be in the Thunder heading to game seven.

The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kiwi centre says his team can bounce back and defeat the Warriors on the road.

Kay's No 1 fan on hand

Southland Sharks player Nick Kay with his granddad Phillip Maher, left, who has travelled from Australia to watch Kay ...

Southland Sharks import Nick Kay provided extra motivation heading into playoffs.

Rams to meet Rangers in NBL semifinals

Canterbury Rams' American guard McKenzie Moore celebrates finishing top of the NBL ladder.

Canterbury Rams to face Super City Rangers in semifinals.

Prewster scores 40 to hammer Hawks

Torrey Craig (left) takes a shot with the Hawks' Alonzo Burton guarding him on Sunday afternoon.

The Wellington Saints guard was hot in the fourth quarter as his team routed the hapless Hawks.

Adams' Thunder come up short video

It's all or nothing for Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

A captivating Western Conference finals is headed to a game 7 after the NBA champs get hot when it counts.

In your face groin-kicker Green video

OKC Thunder centre Steven Adams delivers a big one-handed slam in the face of Warriors forward Draymond Green.

Steven Adams delivers an epic one-handed slam in the face of the Warrior who kicked him in the groin.

End of the road for the Giants

Nelson Giants point guard Jarrod Kenny matches up against Shea Ili of the Wellington Saints during their NBL clash on ...

Rangers reach Final Four series as Giants lose do-or-die game against the Saints.

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