Miami Heat All-Star center Bam Adebayo gave his mom the birthday present of a lifetime on Sunday. After years of struggling while living together in a single-wide trailer, Adebayo bought his mom, Marilyn Blount, a home she can call her own.
Just a couple of weeks after signing a five-year max extension that could earn him close to $200 million if he hits certain escalators, Adebayo surprised his mom with a memorable gift on her 56th birthday.
“My mom never had nothing that she could call her own,” Adebayo said during a Monday video conference with reporters. “So growing up and being able to do something different with basketball and be a special player, that was something that I’ve always had in my mind, I’ve always wanted to do. And just having the opportunity to do it for my mom is an incredible experience.”