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Memphis Grizzlies’ Steven Adams is believed to own a property in Wellington, which he plans to turn into a basketball hub.
Mystery surrounds a Wellington property linked Kiwi basketball star Steven Adams, which he reportedly planned to convert into courts for training camps.
An Auckland-based company bought the 6 million industrial space on Centennial Highway in March 2018. It was reported the former trampoline park was to become a base for the Memphis Grizzlies center’s basketball camps. Workers were reported to have signed non-disclosure agreements.
Since then, there have been no official updates on the development from Adams’ camp.
The Sports Pathways Trust, the charity that runs Adams’ basketball camps, said it had nothing to do with the facility.
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Chairperson Spencer Webster said the trust was “separate from Steven’s personal affairs”.
There were no contractors or visible construction at the site when Stuff visited on Friday.
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A person walking out of the building said he was working for the Government, but could not answer any questions.
Vulcan Trustee (NZ) Limited, the company that owns the property, only has one director – Martina Evans. She is a tax consultant and a director of an Auckland accountancy firm, Roberts & Associates. She declined to comment.
Wellington Saints manager Phil Hartley said he knew nothing new about the development.
Adams is now playing with his Memphis Grizzlies against the Golden State Warriors in the conference semi-finals of the NBA playoffs.
A request for comment sent to Adams through the Grizzlies media team was unanswered.