Bam Adebayo jokingly calls Jimmy Butler “trash” when asked about 1-on-1 challenge
Prior to suiting up for Sunday’s All-Star game, Adebayo was asked who he would want to face if All-Star Weekend featured a 1-on-1 competition. the Heat big man jokingly replied with Butler because “Jimmy is trash.”
Spencer: “He can’t guard me.”
Bam: “Because Jimmy is trash.”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 15, 2020
Butler and Adebayo have been a dynamic duo for Miami this season and are a huge reason why the Heat stands at 35-19 and the East’s four seed at the break.
2020 will mark Butler’s fifth All-Star appearance in nine seasons while Adebayo will be making his All-Star debut on Sunday.
In his first season with Miami, Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.6 points, a career-high 6.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game while shooting 45.7 percent from the floor and 24.8 percent on his three=point attempts.
As for Adebayo, the third-year center out of the University of Kentucky is enjoying quite the breakout season. In 34.5 minutes per game, the 6-foot-9 center is putting up 15.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.2 blocks — all career-highs.
Bam Adebayo has also been efficient from the floor shooting 57.9 percent on the season.
The idea of a 1-on-1 tournament during the All-Star break has circulated around the internet and has intrigued fans for quite a while now. Whether or not the idea ever actually gets implemented is a different story.