Bam Adebayo is not the ideal center for an NBA team in the year 2019. Which is to say he doesn’t shoot three-pointers. In fact, since making it to the pros in 2017, he’s attempted just 28 shots from behind the arc total. Four of them have gone in.
Jimmy Butler, the Heat superstar known for his intensity, is trying to change that. Not by getting in extra practice reps, or connecting Adebayo with a coach to help work on his stroke or even texting him some YouTube tutorials.
Adebayo told media in Miami. “It’s whatever. As long as we keep winning, I don’t really care about that.”’ data-reactid=”28″>“Yeah, he’s making me a bet,” Adebayo told media in Miami. “It’s whatever. As long as we keep winning, I don’t really care about that.”
That being said, Adebayo did have a complaint about losing the bet against Washington on Friday night. En route to a career-high 24-point performance, Adebayo found himself all alone in the corner while Butler had the ball. Only Butler didn’t pass to his center, robbing him of the opportunity to win that evening’s bet.
“If you see him wide open in the corner and I don’t throw him the ball, you know it’s because I don’t want to give him $500.” Butler joked.
The Kentucky product may have to wait a bit before attempting to win his money back from Butler, however.
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