Bam Adebayo

Bam Adebayo is an American NBA player. Discover everything about him, including his size, family, jersey, shoes, and salary.
Bam Adebayo

Biography of Bam Adebayo

Bam Adebayo is an American basketball player playing in the NBA at the pivot position. He was born on July 18, 1997 in Newark, New Jersey (USA). His height is 2m06. He plays for the Miami Heat.


Bam Adebayo was born to a Nigerian Yoruba father and an African-American mother. He moved with his mother to North Carolina at the age of seven. He had little interaction with his father, who died in Nigeria in 2020. Adebayo grew up feeling resentful of his family name and Nigerian heritage due to his father’s estrangement. He began to learn more about his Nigerian origins at the age of 16.

Successive teams

Here’s the evolution of Bam Adebayo, from his beginnings to the present day.

High school

Bam Adebayo shone at Northside High School, where he scored 32.2 points per game in his third year. He played for the AAU team, Team Loaded North Carolina. Adebayo was named MVP of the NBPA Top 100 camp and the Under Armour Elite 24 game in 2015. He then joined High Point Christian Academy, where he put in some fine performances, leading his team to a state championship final. Considered one of the top prospects in his class, Adebayo chose the University of Kentucky in 2015, joining other top recruits.


At Kentucky, he impressed from the moment he arrived, helping his team win several important games.


The Miami Heat selected him in the 2017 NBA draft. Adebayo quickly showed his talent, putting in several remarkable performances. He became a key component of the Heat, helping them reach the NBA Finals and record fine playoff performances.

National team

After being left out of the national team for the 2019 World Cup, Adebayo won an Olympic gold medal with Team USA in 2020.

Game style

Bam Adebayo is renowned for his versatility and impact on both sides of the pitch. He excels in defense, able to hold multiple positions. His agility enables him to defend even against fast backs. Offensively, Adebayo uses his strength to dominate in the paint. He is an excellent passer, rare for a player of his size. His off-ball game is intelligent, enabling him to find space. Adebayo is effective in pick-and-roll, both finishing and creating. He works on his mid-range shooting to diversify his attack. Defensively, his ability to counter shots is a major asset. Bam Adebayo is a leader by example, with an impressive work ethic.

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Bam Adebayo in NBA 2K

Bam Adebayo has seen a steady progression in his NBA 2K scores. He started with a score of 72 in NBA 2K18 and reached a score of 87 in NBA 2K24. His score rose from 78 in NBA 2K19 to 79 in NBA 2K20. It then stabilized at 86 in NBA 2K21 and NBA 2K22, before settling at 87 in NBA 2K23 and NBA 2K24. In NBA 2K24, he has an endurance rating of 92, enabling him to play longer without weakening. His interior defense, rated at 93, makes him a dominant presence in the rack.

Bam Adebayo NBA jersey (Miami Heat)

Bam Adebayo’s official NBA jersey is in stock on the NBA Store. It is available in three different colors.

Bam Adebayo’s salary

In 2024, Bam Adebayo earns $32,600,060 with the Miami Heat. His salary will continue to rise gradually, reaching $34,848,340 in 2024-2025, then $37,096,620 in 2025-2026.

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