The Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat took part in an epic overtime showdown on Wednesday in what was a rematch of the 2020 NBA Finals. The Lakers came out on top after an extra period, 120-117, and this was thanks in large part to a career performance by LA shooting guard Malik Monk.
The 23-year-old finished with a team-high 27 points on a scorching hot 10-of-13 from the field and 4-of-7 from three-point territory. Monk’s epic performance prompted a bit of an unsavory reaction from Heat big man Bam Adebayo, who decided to jump on Monk’s IG comments section.
Monk was celebrating his memorable effort from Wednesday night with a couple of photos on his Instagram. Adebayo caught wind of the Lakers guard’s post and quickly responded with a single, NSFW emoji. There’s no need to explain what Bam meant with his middle-finger gesture towards Monk.
It’s worth noting that Adebayo and Monk played together at the University of Kentucky, so their Instagram exchange was likely in good humor.