Bam Adebayo and Victor Oladipo go at it as Heat complete a 4-0 sweep of Pacers
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Bam Adebayo and Victor Oladipo go at it as Heat complete a 4-0 sweep of Pacers

Nigerian-born Bam Adebayo and Victor Oladipo were the stars of the last match as Miami Heat completed a 4-0 sweep of Indiana Pacers in the 2020 NBA Playoffs first round.

Bam Adebayo’s Miami Heat were too hot for Victor Oladipo’s Indiana Pacers on Monday as they secured a 99-87 win in game four to complete a 4-0 first round win.

Both Nigerian-born stars were the top performer for their franchise; Bam Adebayo who is in contention for the most improved player this season led Miami Heat with 14 points and 19 rebounds.

Bam added 6 assists, 1 steal and 1 block and two monster dunks to help his side advance into the semifinal where they would likely face Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks.

While Victor Oladipo dropped 25 points, 5 assists, 8 rebounds and 5 steal on the night his side bowed out.

Both players had their takes on the series with Bam focusing on the next opponents.

“One hundred percent I think we can get to another gear,” Adebayo said.

“And that’s everybody here. This next series might be different.

“We might need to have different schemes.

“The playoffs are unpredictable and you never know how they can go.

“The thing I took from this is you have to leave it all on the floor.”

While Victor Oladipo on the hand gave credit to the Heat taking care of business.

“They played four great games and won in four different ways,” Oladipo said

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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Shannon Glover
Shannon Glover
7 months ago

Bam father is Nigerian and he wasn’t born there. He also was raised by a single parent Black American woman . What you telling lies for ? Actually neither player was born in Nigeria and Bam doesn’t recognize or even associate with his father and doesn’t claim his Nigerian heritage !

7 months ago
Reply to  Shannon Glover

A ‘Nigerian-born’ athlete is one with Nigerian heritage. There is a reason it is written in his bio and wiki that he has a Nigerian father and his names reflect that.

There is no lie, he was born in US but obviously has a Nigerian heritage. May not be as proud as Giannis is of his Nigerian root, its none of my business but he is definitely a Nigerian-born baller.

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