Come and see the All Blacks take on basketball star Steven Adams

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The event comes courtesy of the All Blacks Principal Partner, adidas, who have also recently signed up Adams as a new adidas Global Ambassador.

All Blacks Dan Carter, Israel Dagg, Aaron Smith and Sam Whitelock will call on all their basketball skills as they throw their all at Adams and some basketballing friends in the fun event at Queens Wharf on Friday morning.

"adidas is excited to bring together some of New Zealand’s best athletes in what will be a fantastic collaboration between rugby and basketball," says Adam Daysh, Marketing Manager for adidas New Zealand. "Friday's event will be a great chance for Kiwi fans to watch and potentially meet some of their sporting heroes."

Sam Whitelock at 2.03m will be the closest in height to guarding the big man Steven Adams who stands at a whopping 2.13m. However, don’t dismiss the skills and speed of Israel Dagg and Aaron Smith, known for their ability to find the gap!

All members of the public are invited to attend the free event and check out the mix of skills on display and cheer on their favourite player of either code.'s James Somerset will emcee the hour-long event plus there will be prizes to be won.

It's all in and all on at Queens Wharf this Friday

What: the adidas "boots and hoops" challenge featuring All Blacks and Steven Adams
Who: All Blacks Dan Carter, Sam Whitelock, Israel Dagg and Aaron Smith plus adidas Global Ambassador Steven Adams
Where: Queens Wharf (Outside the entrance to the TSB Arena), Wellington
When: 10.30am - 12.00pm, Friday the 23rd August