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Miami Warmth middle Bam Adebayo, left, and Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James, proper, meet on the courtroom after an NBA basketball recreation, Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, in Miami. (AP Picture/Lynne Sladky)

Bam Adebayo’s celebration of Miami’s first 20-rebound triple-double turned out to be untimely after an NBA statistical evaluation took away one of many rebounds he had been credited with in Monday’s 108-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

“My first response was ‘That’s a buzzkill,’” Warmth coach Erik Spoelstra stated Wednesday earlier than the Warmth’s recreation in opposition to the Grizzlies in Memphis. “Come on! He was doing a big-muscle exercise on the glass. Let it go.

“Was it a tip, or no matter? That’s 20 rebounds in my e-book.”

On the play in query, Adebayo blocked a shot and the ball finally landed with teammate Duncan Robinson, who was belatedly credited with the rebound.

“It’s no matter,” Adebayo stated. “I’ve seen numerous dudes get their stats padded and no person bats a watch. However it’s all good.

“I’ll do it once more.”

Welp 22, 19, 10 Since @NBA Needs To Take My Rebound 🤷🏾‍♂️….

— 13am Adebayo💥 (@Bam1of1) November 8, 2023

Adebayo nonetheless completed with a triple-double, however didn’t be a part of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chris Walker, DeMarcus Cousins and Nikola Jokic as the one NBA gamers with 20-rebound triple-doubles.

The league opinions all statistics throughout and after video games, generally tweaking numbers when it determines that, as an illustration, a shot initially credited as a three-pointer was truly value two.

“I’m not mad at that,” Adebayo stated. “It’s a part of basketball. I’ve simply obtained to ensure I get my twentieth rebound subsequent time.”

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