• My Life, My Fight

  • Rising Up from New Zealand to the OKC Thunder
  • By: Steven Adams
  • Narrated by: Chris Hobbs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)

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My Life, My Fight

By: Steven Adams
Narrated by: Chris Hobbs
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Publisher's Summary

The OKC Thunder's big man shares the unlikely story behind his indomitable sense of determination and his journey from Rotorua, New Zealand to stardom in the NBA.

Steven Adams overcame extreme odds to become a first-round prospect in the 2013 NBA draft. From there he signed a major contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder - making him New Zealand's highest-paid athlete ever - and went on to forge a reputation for his intense, physical style of basketball.

Adams takes you inside the draft process from the fascinating whirlwind tour of pre-draft workouts with dozens of teams to the draft itself where dreams are made or dashed and the Gatorade bottles on every table are glued shut. He reveals what it's like to be a rookie in the league, getting pushed around and elbowed - or worse. He takes the court alongside superstars like Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Durant; and matches up against legendary big men like Tim Duncan, DeAndre Jordan, Dwight Howard, and Draymond Green. Adams recounts the Thunder's rise through the victories and the heartbreaks and how the resilient team has a bright future ahead. 

In this intimate account of his life story so far, the seven-foot center also reflects on his humble upbringing as one of 14 children, the impact of his father's death when he was just 13, the multiple challenges and setbacks he has faced, and what basketball means to him. 

Told with warmth, humor, and humility, My Life, My Fight is a gripping account from an emerging superstar.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Steven Adams (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Wise mate!!!!

Decided to read this as Steven Adams
Is beloved by players who know him. Witnessing the paradox of his ferocity as a player and his sportsmanship in every situation intrigued me. When he wrote this he was maybe 23 or 24 years old and the high emotional intelligence he possesses will blow your mind! The book touches on his life in New Zealand, losing his father at a young age, and how a multitude of people saw his potential, had his back, and made sire opportunities were available to him. And as he says, you pay it forward. And he continues to do so. Bless you, mate! Looking forward to the sequel♥️

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Fantastic book

Don't have much to say on this. This book was FANTASTIC. I usually end up disappointed with autobiographies of pro athletes but this was definitely an exception.

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Great biography!

Great story of coming from nothing to the NBA and the struggle to get there! Great story of how he grew up in New Zealand and his life of family influence on he's direction of farming to NBA!

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A behind the scenes look

The book was a neat behind the scenes look at what it took to what made Steven Adams the Thunder center we see on the court.

I give the performance a 4, I appreciated they got a guy who sounds like Steven somewhat. I just feel it could have been better if Steven had done it himself. Not that I can blame hime for not doing so, being busy with everything else.

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  • 11-09-21

So down to earth

As a kiwi living in Australia, I loved hearing the kiwi accent. Steven Adams is very entertaining to listen to, and has that familiar attitude that is so common in New Zealand.

It's also so cool listening to Adam's describing how he navigated such a huge culture shock moving into the NBA. I hope he managed to find a home with a washing line :)

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  • 04-29-21

humbled

great insight and truth in regards to nzbb, times may of changed since Steve's input..... relate to his story in so many ways and have a new found respect for this humble kiwi legend.

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  • 02-05-19

Choice as

So good! Pretty funny and insightful. Real kiwi humour. I really enjoyed listening to this. Wish there was more.

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  • 01-29-19

Real good

I listen to it on a road trip it's pretty mean but not much to say but 8 / 10