Bam Adebayo made one of the best defensive plays you will ever see made at any level of basketball.
With the Miami Heat leading 116-114 in overtime vs. the Boston Celtics, Adebayo met Jayson Tatum at the rim and rejected his attempt to tie the game with 5.0 seconds on the clock.
The play was so mindblowing that Magic Johnson said it’s the best defensive play he’s ever seen in the playoffs.
Adebayo added a free throw and the Heat held on to win Game 1 of the series, 117-114.
This Bam Adebayo block needs to be played all day tomorrow on the big screen outside of the arena. pic.twitter.com/ldG1g6X4nk
— Will Manso (@WillManso) September 16, 2020
Bam Adebayo with one of the best blocks in playoff history. And no doubt the best since LeBron’s chasedown on Andre Igoudala. I still can’t get over it. THIS IS UNREAL pic.twitter.com/GHVNU1YeI2
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) September 16, 2020
Bam Adebayo’s block on Jayson Tatum’s dunk attempt was the best defensive play I’ve seen ever in the playoffs!!!!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 16, 2020