Big Blue Nation has known for a while now just how good former Kentucky Wildcat Bam Adebayo is and can be. After last fall’s NBA Playoffs showcased just how dominant the Miami Heat big man is at both ends of the floor, it’s now far less of a surprise when he completely takes over games like he did Sunday night against the Brooklyn Nets.
Along with the buzzer-beater, Bam Adebayo held the Nets to 3-17 shooting as the primary defender today.
Kyrie Irving was 0-8 when guarded by Bam. pic.twitter.com/wySl1M1FWa
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 18, 2021
Bam put together a team-leading 21 points and 15 rebounds, was a +9 for the game and absolutely shut down a lethal Brooklyn Nets offense. Even Kyrie Irving, who has one of the best handles in NBA history, was 0-8 when guarded by Adebayo.
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN… BAM ADEBAYO! pic.twitter.com/PN3YYCSB6B
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 18, 2021
Not Dragic… Not Herro… Not Robinson… but Adebayo got the last shot on Sunday night and answered the bell, burying the star-studded Nets 109-107. It’s been an up and down year for the Heat, but Bam has them currently in position for a playoff spot.
Miles Bridges stringing together a reel of top dunks this season.
How many Wildcats are taken in the first two rounds?
Pretty big blow for the Kentucky defense.
Quite a shocker here.
Sunday was a rough outing for the Wildcats.
As he does so well.
Just what we like to hear.
Kentucky could be better about involving all fans with these opportunities.
You hate to see it…