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Andre Iguodala: New Zealand thought they dance was gone intimidate us.... That ain't nothing but the A town stump! #GoUSA #FIBAWorldCup2014 / Steven Adams: @Andre Iguodala show some respect for my culture. Twitter @RealStevenAdams

July 29, 2014 Updates

"I've tried not to grow up too fast. There are going to be some times I'm like, you know, immature. But you try to keep that professional approach, and try to do the right thing which is what all athletes do to make sure they reflect well on whatever, like from their town. "For me once I go out there to America I'm pretty much representing all of New Zealand because most people haven't met New Zealand people, so I have to take that into consideration. If I'm like a dick, then they're like New Zealand guys are dicks. If you've just got a normal Kiwi attitude then they're fine with it. That's one of the key things." Stuff.co.nz

"It's just who I am," shrugs Adams who's sitting out the Tall Blacks' World Cup campaign to concentrate on his NBA commitments. "I don't want to be like some drilled kinda media guy who says all the right things. I don't even know what the right things are. I just say whatever comes to my mind." Stuff.co.nz

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From the earliest days of the fabled Zarko Paspalj era in the late 1980s, the Spurs have been at the forefront of international scouting. No surprise, then, that they once again have the most players born outside the continental United States, breaking their own NBA record with 10: Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin Islands), Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Tony Parker (France, by way of Belgium), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), Boris Diaw (France), Marco Belinelli (Italy), Nando De Colo (France), Patty Mills (Australia), Cory Joseph (Canada), Aron Baynes (Australia, by way of New Zealand). San Antonio Express-News

August 13, 2013 Updates

Adams will also make an announcement on his international availability for the Tall Blacks and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that the news should be positive. In June Adams became the first Kiwi to be picked in the first round of the NBA draft when the Thunder selected him at No 12. He is unavailable for the Tall Blacks' series against Australia but is taking a short break from training in Oklahoma to make a string of appearances in New Zealand. Stuff.co.nz

July 23, 2013 Updates

Well, the Middle East isn't exactly the Middle-earth of New Zealand but Ingles has few qualms and more than a few options now that his time at Barcelona appears to be done. Taking his A-game - which also has seen him win an NBL championship and the league's Rookie of the Year accolade in 2007 - to the NBA remains on the agenda. It's just not as pressing as some might believe. "The NBA isn't the be-all and end-all," he admitted. "Yes, there has been some (NBA) interest but there's interest from teams in Europe as I'm coming off three pretty good years at Barcelona." Melbourne Herald-Sun

July 18, 2013 Updates

Hopes of Steven Adams pulling on a Tall Blacks singlet against Australia next month have been dashed with the Oklahoma City Thunder saying he will remain in the United States to continue his NBA education. Basketball New Zealand had raised some optimism after declaring they were willing to stump up the $25,000-plus to cover Adams' insurance costs. The Tall Blacks play Australia in a home-and-away series which opens on the North Shore on August 14. But a Thunder spokesman told The Dominion Post that: "Steven will remain in the States to continue his training here during that time." TVNZ

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