Bam Adebayo's age, injury, height, stats, salary, nationality

Bam Adebayo's age, injury, height, stats, salary, nationality

Ciku Njuguna
May 21, 2022 at 7:14 PM

Meet Edrice Femi Adebayo, better known as Bam Adebayo. The Miami Heat's forward has had one of the most successful careers in the NBA, earning, among others, the 2020 Defensive Player of the Year award. So, dig in and discover more about Bam Adebayo's age, injury history, measurements, stats, achievements and financial wealth.

Bam Adebayo's stats
The Miami Heat's number 13 centre forward poses for a photo during Media Day at FTX Arena in 2021 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves.
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Would you like to find out who the best basketball player from Nigeria is? Edrice, a Nigerian-American basketballer, has consistently distinguished himself in the game. He has received recognition in the 2020 NBA All-Star and the NBA All-Defensive Second teams in 2020 and 2021.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Edrice Femi Adebayo
  • Nickname: Bam
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 18 July 1997
  • Age: 24 years old (as of May 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
  • Bam Adebayo's nationality: Nigerian, American
  • Ethnicity: African American
  • Height in centimetres: 206
  • Height in feet and inches: 6'8"
  • Weight in kilograms: 116
  • Weight in pounds: 255.7
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Brown
  • Mother: Marilyn Blount
  • Father: John Adebayo
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Profession: Professional basketball player
  • Position(s): Center forward
  • Team: Miami Heats
  • Networth: $5 million
  • Instagram: @bam1of1
  • Twitter: @Bam1of1


Bam Adebayo's mother
Adebayo with his mother, Marilyn Blount, after a 2021 game against the Charlotte Hornets at FTX Arena in Miami, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves.
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According to GQ magazine, Adebayo grew up in a rural town in Eastern Carolina with his mother, Marilyn Blount. Speaking on his childhood and the role his difficult background had in making him a better person, he said,

"I didn't want to be looked at as a below-the-poverty-line kid. But now I think that trailer is where I got the ambition, the anger. If we had a better life, I wouldn't be here. That trailer made me."

Why is Adebayo called Bam? Growing up, he was known to everyone in the neighbourhood as Bam Bam after a character on the Flinstones cartoon program.

Bam Adebayo's age

So, how old is the Nigerian-American Olympic basketball champion? Born on the 18th of July 1997, he is 24 years old as of May 2022. As such, his zodiac sign is Cancer.

Bam Adebayo's height

What are his measurements? Here are some of the good looking basketballer's NBA draft measurements, 8.75 inches hand width, 9.5 inches hand length, 6 feet and 8.75 inches (without shoes), 9 inches standing reach and a 7 feet and 2.75 inches wingspan. The prolific forward weighs about 116kg (255.7 pounds).


At 13, he began playing basketball in the neighbourhood, later joining the high school basketball team at Northside High School and later at High Point Christian Academy. Speaking to SportsIllustrated, he recounted his very first time playing basketball, saying,

“I sucked. It was my first time picking up a basketball. I watched it on the television. I never knew what to do with it. I mean, I needed help with everything.”

Throughout his early career, Edrice impressed his fellow teammates and coaches. He later played for the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball, the University of Kentucky basketball team, between 2016 and 2017.

What year was Bam Adebayo drafted? According to NBADraft, he was the 14th player to be picked by the Miami Heat in the 2017 NBA draft, with 92 points in various categories.

Miami Heat

Bam Adebayo's stats
Adebayo dunks against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half in Game One of the 2022 Eastern Conference Semifinals at FTX Arena in Miami, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves.
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Well, what is Bam Adebayo known for? The number 13 NBA All-Star plays in the centre forward position for the Miami Heat. Regarded as the team's 'heart and soul', he has consistently been ranked as one of the best defensive basketball players on the squad.

Bam Adebayo's stats

Points per Goal: 19.1

Rebounds per Game: 10.1

Assists per Game: 3.4

Player Impact Estimate: 16.1

We have used the latest publications from his official NBA profile and BasketballReference to give you a detailed look at his 2021-22 season stats.

Bam Adebayo's stats
So, is Adebayo a good shooter? Here are some of his 2021-22 stats at the Miami Heat. Photo modified by the author.
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Awards and achievements

Is Bam an All-Star? Here are some of Edrice's achievements throughout his career.

  • McDonald's All American 2016
  • Mr Basketball North America 2016
  • Morgan Wooten Player of the Year Award
  • Champions for Philanthropy's Rising Star Honoree 2019
  • NBA All-Star 2020
  • Most Improved Player runner-up 2020
  • NBA All-Defensive Team 2020, 2021
  • Defensive Player of the Year 2020
Bam Adebayo's stats
The Miami Heat's forward celebrates after winning the 2020 NBA All-Star - Taco Bell Skills Challenge during the State Farm All-Star at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Stacy Revere.
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Bam Adebayo's injury history

In December 2021, the Heat's management reported that he had suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) on his thumb. So, how long was Bam out for? The injury left him out of action for about 6 weeks missing 22 games.

He later came back in the 2021-22 season match between Miami Heat and the Toronto Raptors. But unfortunately, his appearance was recently listed as questionable after getting a quad injury.

Bam Adebayo's contract

Edrice signed a $14 million contract with the Miami Heat in 2017 with an average annual salary of $3.5 million. In 2020, he received an NBA contract extension at the Heat for $163 million for five more years.

Bam Adebayo's stats
Bam shoots the ball against Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half of Game Three of the 2022 NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff.
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Bam Adebayo's salary

Who is the highest-paid NBA player? Being one of the highest-paid NBA players, he currently receives an average salary of $32.6 million, an increase of about $29.1 million from $3.5 million when he first signed with the Miami Heat. According to IdolNetworth, Bam Adebayo's net worth is reported to be about $5 million.

The Edrice Adebayo Foundation

The 2020 NBA All-star started a foundation famously known as the BBB or the Bam Foundation to help single mothers as he was raised by one himself. The foundation offers programs such as scholarships for single mothers and students, a food bank and the BBB book club.

Considering Bam Adebayo's age, he has displayed a tremendous level of sportsmanship which has helped him achieve several accolades. In addition, his dedication to solving social issues through philanthropy makes him one of the most inspiring sportsperson in the basketball field.

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Ciku Njuguna
Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.