Bam Adebayo Quotes About Trees, Lady, Players, Nature, Uniform

Bam Adebayo Quotes About Trees, Lady, Players, Nature, Uniform

Bam Adebayo Quotes

Bam Adebayo Quotes:

My mom is a country lady. She wants to be in the trees.

Bam Adebayo

Different players play you different ways. Some players might be slow-footed so they got to backup. Some players might push you up. You’ve got to have a go-to that’s a mix for both of them.

Bam Adebayo

Everybody remember, Black Lives Matter.

Bam Adebayo

When you get in this profession, you want the coaches to put more on your plate.

Bam Adebayo

First year, I was in a real high pace running around and I couldn’t pace myself.

Bam Adebayo

An organization believes in me to where I’m worth $163 million, possibly $200 million. When you put it in that form, the responsibility hits home.

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Growing up in a trailer, you think everything you get is good. I always thought it was a gift from God, because some people are out here struggling and on the street. We had warmth. We had clothes. We had a roof over our head.

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Bam Adebayo
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That competitive nature comes out when I feel like I’m playing bad and when things aren’t going right.

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To be in the Finals and the medical staff is telling me I can’t play… it sucks.

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I’m thinking bigger picture; I want a championship.

Bam Adebayo

I understand that we want to be in the middle of protests with our bodies and we want people to know that we’re there supporting Black Lives Matter, which I’m 100 percent about. And I’m 100 percent about going to the bubble and doing it on national television where everybody sees it.

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My mom’s never owned anything. I always wanted her to own something that she could say, ‘This is mine’ and feel good about it.

Bam Adebayo

I’ve always got the thrill of just putting on that uniform and going out there and playing.

Bam Adebayo

I never wanted to have a workout where I was by myself. I always wanted to have somebody to compete against.

Bam Adebayo

Some guys, when they get drafted, they only think about themselves. They go buy cars and houses. I just wanted to take care of my mom.

Bam Adebayo

I’m passionate about schoolwork because I don’t like getting bad grades.

Bam Adebayo

I’m a competitor. I like compete.

Bam Adebayo

Growing up, it was just me and my mom. I watched her struggle for 17 years, and when I was 19, I got a chance to pay off all of her debt after two paychecks. That’s a crazy feeling.

Bam Adebayo

I’m a person, and everybody wants to be an all-star. Nobody wants to just be a role-player. I’ve thought about it. But the number one goal is to keep winning, so I’m more focused on that than being an all-star, honestly.

Bam Adebayo

I feel like I’m trying to change basketball; being a center, being able to play both sides of the ball and being able to pass as well as I can, that’s a difference-maker on a team, especially at the center spot, so it’s respect at all levels.

Bam Adebayo

People who have a strong sense of determination about themselves, I feel like the sky is the limit for those types of people.

Bam Adebayo

When I was younger, it’s like, ‘Mom works. Normal adult stuff.’ But you mature and start to look at it differently. I watched my mom struggle. She comes home tired. She doesn’t want to do anything. As I got older, I started thinking, ‘My mom doesn’t deserve this.’ My whole devotion became to get my mom out of that trailer.

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The playoffs are unpredictable. You never know what can happen and how these playoffs go.

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I feel like if a dude wants to get his point across and wants to protest, I feel like he has the right to do that.

Bam Adebayo

‘Last Friday Night’… I just heard a song, and I just liked Katy Perry ever since.

Bam Adebayo

I’ve just never liked giving up on anything.

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That’s the thing about basketball – you do good things and you start to get recognition.

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I can’t dictate how I play because I’m injured. I’ve got to go out there and still play.

Bam Adebayo

I feel like I’ve built big enough platform and still building my platform for us to get justice for Breonna Taylor.

Bam Adebayo

If I have friends in town visiting, we’ll go get dinner, but if I’m just by myself, I’m at the house, watching random TV shows.

Bam Adebayo

It doesn’t matter if it’s Spencer Dinwiddie, Taurean Prince, DeAndre Jordan, I’m trying to win that matchup every time.

Bam Adebayo

It was kind of like an agreement, I guess you can say. It was like, ‘Hey, bro, you want to be on Team USA?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah.’ Who would say no to that? It was kind of like, ‘Dang, I really get to play for my country. I get to represent and just go out there and have fun.’

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Like I said, being an African-American man, you can tell there’s two Americas we’re living in. They don’t want us to be equal.

Bam Adebayo

I just got to be more aggressive. A lot of time, I just got to make the right reads. It’s nothing major, just minor tweaks.

Bam Adebayo

I’m an African-American man. I’ve got to live with that. I’ve got to be cautious everywhere I go.

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My mentality is I have to be better for my teammates.

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Where I’m from, in the middle of the country, there were no clubs or parties. You had to make your own fun.

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I sucked. It was my first time picking up a basketball. I watched it on TV, but I never knew what to really do with it. I mean, I needed help with everything.

Bam Adebayo

I didn’t want to be looked at as a below-the-poverty-line kid. But now I think, that trailer is where I got the ambition. The anger. If we had a better life, I wouldn’t be here. That trailer made me.

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Just looking down the bench and when you’re on the court, you start to realize, ‘I’m an All-Star.’

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I had to stay in the house a lot because my Mom didn’t want to see me on the news. I wasn’t a bad child. She just didn’t want me in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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I don’t miss games. That’s not me. That’s how I’m built. I want to play.

Bam Adebayo

To raise a son by yourself and not having a car or not having the right income to make sure he can do all the things that he wants to do, but make him feel comfortable, is amazing.

Bam Adebayo

It took a toll when I couldn’t see my mom as much.

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Imagine if a mob of Black people wanted to go in the White House. Imagine what’d happen. It’d be tear gas. It’d be rubber bullets. It’d be the whole nine yards.

Bam Adebayo

That’s been my challenge. Go out there and guard the best player and get it done on both ends. It’s been working out pretty good for me. Just got to keep that thing going.

Bam Adebayo

I just listen to my Katy Perry. It’s just her mood toward her music. She’s always happy and perky. So, I mean, I like to be happy. Might as well listen to happy music.

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The Miami Heat represent the city of Miami.

Bam Adebayo

I definitely want to be, long time down the road when my career ends, whenever somebody mentions a top-five center or top-five power forward, they always got to mention my name. That’s how I want to be remembered.

Bam Adebayo

You can’t just be one of those guys where the whole league knows what you are and categorizes you as that and you accept that. I want to be one of those guys who expands his zone. Kind of like what Kawhi did.

Bam Adebayo

Me, growing up, I was a Kobe fan, Kobe fanatic, and just getting, just being able to just wear his shoes, it’s my favorite shoe to play in.

Bam Adebayo

Honestly I just shoot the ball and it goes in.

Bam Adebayo

My mom never had nothing that she could call her own. So growing up and being able to do something different with basketball and be a special player, that was something that I’ve always had in my mind, I’ve always wanted to do. And just having the opportunity to do it for my mom is an incredible experience.

Bam Adebayo

A lot of passes that I throw, some of them are kind of thread-the-needle type of passes, and I know Year 1 or Year 2 Bam wouldn’t have done that. But you’ve gotta take the leash off the dog. What’s scarier, a dog with a leash walking with a person or a dog with nobody around him?

Bam Adebayo

Hard work pays off. But it doesn’t stop now. I know I’m generational wealthy, as you can say, but still got business to handle.

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Who is Bam Adebayo?

Edrice Femi “Bam” Adebayo is a professional basketball player in the United States who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted 14th overall in the 2017 NBA draft by the Heat after playing college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats.

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