Bam Adebayo took home his first Eastern Conference Player of the Week award for games played Dec. 9th to Dec. 15th.
His stat line included his first two career triple doubles, and the Miami Heat went 2-1 in that span.
Bam Adebayo has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
— Vice City Alerts (@ViceCityAlerts) December 16, 2019
Lebron James was his counterpart in the Western Conference this past week, and showed his respect to the 22-year old Adebayo via Twitter.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 16, 2019
James earned the honor in part to the Lakers victory over Miami last week, Adebayo follows Jimmy Butler as back-to-back winners of the award.
In case you were wondering, it has been a little while since the Heat had consecutive winners.
Bam Adebayo named NBA Eastern Conference Player of Week for period ending Sunday.
First time Heat have won it in consecutive weeks (Jimmy Butler last week), since Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Dec. 2013.
Last Heat player to win two weeks in a row was LeBron in Nov. 2012.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) December 16, 2019
Adebayo has stepped into the spotlight with his usual workmanlike effort and is quickly gaining momentum as a Most Improved Player candidate.
Perhaps even greater honors could be in store.
With the arrival of Jimmy Butler Miami acquired the alpha they were desperately seeking.
What many outside observers may not have realized, there was another star quietly blossoming.
All Adebayo needed was the opportunity to show why he was coveted by Pat Riley and the Heat organization.
Now that the time has arrived, Adebayo is seizing the moment to enter the upper echelon of NBA big men.
Now the rest of the NBA world is finally catching up.
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