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Bam Adebayo jokingly calls Jimmy Butler “trash” when asked about 1-on-1 challenge

Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Heat

As teammates, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo have transformed the Miami Heat into surprise contenders in the Eastern Conference. However, that doesn’t mean there can’t be a bit of fun trash talk.

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.”

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie also chimed in and singled out Butler during a similar question while also stating that he was the biggest All-Star snub this year.

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.