Boom! Adams sinks first three-pointer

After seven seasons in the NBA, Kiwi centre Steven Adams has hit his first three-pointer in his usual laidback style - and capped it off with a shimmy.

Adams sunk a shot from over half-court at the halftime buzzer of his Oklahoma City Thunder side's game against the New Orleans Pelicans - but what made it all the more amazing was the phenomenally casual nature of the attempt.

Handed the ball by Chris Paul with just seconds left before halftime, nobody was expecting anything, only for Adams to casually toss up a one-handed prayer, which hit nothing but net.

American fans were quick to compare him to a NFL quarterback, but for viewers back home, Adams had just dusted off some of his Olympic champion sister Valerie's shot put skills with his almighty heave.

Somehow, Steven Adams managed to sink a three from this position. Photo: via NZ Herald
Somehow, Steven Adams managed to sink a three from this position. Photo: via NZ Herald
Adams capped off the remarkable shot with a shimmy in celebration, with the three-pointer being the first he had hit after 11 unsuccessful attempts in 567 NBA regular season and playoff games.

It's not the first time this season Adams has stunned crowds with his strength, having previously produced a miraculous one-handed 'Hail Mary' pass to set up a game-tying last-second layup.

The shot was also the second-longest made by anyone in the NBA this season.


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