Bam Adebayo on DPOY snub: Disrespectful, obviously

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Ira Winderman: Bam Adebayo on not being a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year, “disrespectful, obviously.”
Source: Twitter @IraHeatBeat

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo said he feels the Heat doesn’t get as much national love because people don’t want to talk about undrafted players. – 12:48 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Bam Adebayo says he didn’t know he wasn’t a DPOY finalist until talking to media after practice. His response:
“Disrespectful… I can do anything those other guys can do.”
Goes on to cite the lack of national TV games as a reason. pic.twitter.com/E8wzs3MrqD12:46 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo said he deleted social media and just found out he’s not a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year. Adebayo calls it “disrespectful.” – 12:43 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Bam Adebayo on not being a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year, “disrespectful, obviously.” – 12:43 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
“I’m just really stunned that Bam Adebayo is not a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year” – Heat coach Erik Spoelstra opens his post-practice media session Monday be lamenting the voting for DPOY – 12:35 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra said he’s “stunned” Bam Adebayo is not a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year. – 12:34 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
The Hawks were 1 for 10 from the field today when Bam Adebayo was defending – 9:05 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s Tyler Herro, Erik Spoelstra named finalists for NBA awards. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Sixth Man of the Year and Coach of the Year remain in play for Heat. But Bam Adebayo snubbed as finalist for Defensive Player of the Year, yet to win the award. – 6:32 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Biggest snubs for NBA awards finalists
-Bam Adebayo as defensive player of the year finalist
-Ime Udoka as coach of the year finalist
-Jordan Poole as most improved player of the year finalist
#NBA #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/2kifLp8PwS6:31 PM

Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Very surprised Miami’s Bam Adebayo isn’t a finalist for defensive player; Jordan Poole’s late run at most improved was too late, apparently. pic.twitter.com/Mfcrt0AFiC6:19 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo not a finalist for DPOY
Wild
But a chip has just been added to a certain guys shoulder in the middle of a potential playoff run – 6:12 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo not one of the three finalists for Defensive Player of the Year. Bridges, Gobert and Smart are the three DPOY finalists.
Erik Spoelstra is a finalist for Coach of the Year along with Taylor Jenkins and Monty Williams. – 6:11 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Bam Adebayo NOT a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year. It’s Rudy Gobert, Marcus Smart, Mikal Bridges. – 6:10 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Masterclass of a half from Bam Adebayo defensively so far
Takes it right out of Trae’s hand – 1:56 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Bam Adebayo has passed Ray Allen for 13th on the Heat All-Time Playoffs points list. – 1:52 PM

More on this storyline

Ira Winderman: Said lack of television exposure hurt his candidacy for Defensive Player. Said snub is “at the top” of his chip-on-the-shoulder list. -via Twitter @IraHeatBeat / April 18, 2022

Barry Jackson: Spoelstra, on Bam not being a defensive player of year finalist: “I’m really stunned. I don’t know what people are watching” -via Twitter @flasportsbuzz / April 18, 2022

Keith Smith: Marcus Smart on being a Defensive Player of the Year nominee: “I think I have a chance to win, and it’s an honor to even be mentioned. But, honestly, I’m playing for something bigger. My focus is on Wednesday.” -via Twitter @KeithSmithNBA / April 17, 2022