Bam Adebayo is not pleased with the lack of respect given to the Miami Heat organization and their recent achievements. Despite reaching the NBA Finals twice in the past four seasons, the Heat are still seen as underdogs and their success is often dismissed as a fluke.
Adebayo expressed his frustration, stating, “The fact that me and my team have been to the Finals twice out of the last four years, but every year they be like, ‘Aw Miami is a dark horse.’ ‘Miami’s not good enough to do that again. The first time was a fluke.'”
He emphasizes that the Heat’s accomplishments should not be overlooked. In addition to their Finals appearances, the team has reached the Eastern Conference Finals three times in the past four years. Adebayo points out that this level of success is not matched by any other team in the East.
Furthermore, the Heat have managed to achieve this success with a significant portion of their roster consisting of undrafted players. These players have played a crucial role in the team’s victories and have been instrumental in their journey to the Finals. Adebayo believes that this narrative should receive more attention and recognition.
Despite their achievements, the Miami Heat continue to be underestimated and overlooked. Adebayo questions why the team and its core players, such as himself and Jimmy Butler, do not receive the respect they deserve.
Perhaps, Adebayo suggests, if the team were to add someone like Damian Lillard to their roster and win a championship, the narrative surrounding the Heat would finally change. However, only time will tell if that will be the case.
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