Bam Adebayo almost had the first 20-rebound triple-double in Miami Heat history. One could even argue that he did, and then the NBA spoiled it. Bam Adebayo's celebration of Miami's first 20-rebound triple-double turned out to be premature after an NBA statistical review took away one of the rebounds he had been credited with in Monday's 108-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
The league reviews every stat from each contest, which frequently leads to tweaks during and, in this case, after games. The 26-year-old initially had 22 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in the Heat's 108-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. But the NBA later rescinded one of Adebayo's rebounds.
During the play, Adebayo blocked Lakers forward Cam Reddish's shot, but it looks like the ball was ultimately secured by teammate Duncan Robinson, who gained the rebound after the league's review.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On December 5, 1953, Cliff Hagan scored 51 points against Temple.
- On December 5, 1953, Cawood Ledford broadcasts his first game as the radio “Voice of the Wildcats.”
- On December 5, 2009, freshman John Wall bounced back from a bout with dehydration and a queasy encounter with an IV drip to finish with 16 points -- including the clinching free throws with 4.3 seconds left -- seven assists, five rebounds and three steals to lift the Wildcats to a 68-66 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels. This was the first signature win of Calipari's tenure and proved his rebuilding job was well ahead of schedule.