Steven Funaki Adams is known to be a professional basketball player from New Zealand who now plays for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies (NBA). Who has been in a long term relationship with his girlfriend Kayla Kiriau
In 2012, Adams traveled to the United States to play collegiate basketball for Pittsburgh after spending one season with his local team Wellington Saints in 2011.
In 2013, The Oklahoma City Thunder picked him with the 12th overall choice in the 2013 NBA draft in June 2013.
Steven Adams Relationship Update
Steven Adams and Kayla Kiriau have been in a long term relationship, as they are both dedicated and accomplished basketball players from the same part of New Zealand.
Kayla Kiriau is also a member of the Australian team SW Metro P. from 2021, and is eligible for the NBA draft but has not been selected. Her basketball match statistics may be seen on her eurobasket.com page.
On the other hand, Steven is a professional basketball player from New Zealand who plays for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies (NBA).
Adams (COVID-19 procedures) was finally allowed to practice on Thursday, according to Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Adams came off the bench to score three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, and two assists in six minutes against the Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals on Saturday.
After recovering from health and safety protocols, Steven Adams will start Game 4 at the center for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Adams will make his first start since the first round against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 2. He only played three minutes in that game, and his only other appearance in the series was 3:41 in Game 4 before entering the league’s postseason.
Steven Adams was born to a Tongan mother and an English father in Rotorua, New Zealand. His father, Sid Adams served in the Royal Navy before settling in New Zealand and fathering 18 children with five different women.
Wikipedia shows that Sid Adams was 2.11 meters (6 feet 11 inches) tall, and his children were as tall. Steven Adams’ brothers are on average 2.06 meters (6 feet 9 inches) tall, while his sisters stand on average 1.83 meters tall (6 ft 0 in).
Steven Adams led all Grizzlies in offensive rating with 114. Next highest was 102.
Dame Valerie Adams, a dual Olympic gold medalist, and four-time world champion shot-putter. And Lisa Adams, a para-athlete who has won gold in shot-put at the Paralympics, are two of his half-sisters.
Warren and Sid Jr., two of his brothers, played in the New Zealand National Basketball League.
Steven was born when Sid was in his fifties, and Sid died of stomach cancer in 2006. His brother Warren rescued him from the streets of Rotorua when his father died and drove him to Wellington.
Warren took charge of Adams and introduced him to Kenny McFadden, a Wellington basketball hero. Warren enrolled Adams at Scots College after McFadden accepted him into his basketball program.
While there was pressure for Adams to become pro right out of high school since it was thought he would never be able to qualify for the NCAA. However, Adams excelled at Scots College and passed the NCAA Clearinghouse after graduating in December 2011.
Ezel’s family and she are New Zealand immigrants from Turkey. She launched Pass in 2017 to address the issues with event planning.
Her business is located in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital. Steven’s girlfriend Ezel accompanied him on a trip to New Zealand with his Oklahoma City Thunder colleagues in August 2016.