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Bam Adebayo explains what happened in the heated Jimmy Butler, Erik Spoelstra, Udonis Haslem altercation: "This was a regular Tuesday for us"

Bam Adebayo explains why the recent incident between Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem, and Erik Spoelstra is not a big deal
Adebayo commented on the recent scuffle between Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem, and their head coach Erik Spoelstra.

Jimmy Butler had to be separated after his confrontation with Udonis Haslem

Miami Heat big men Bam Adebayo commented on the recent scuffle between Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem, and their head coach Erik Spoelstra. According to Adebayo, that type of incident is just another day for the Heat, and nobody should be surprised, mainly because all the players on the squad have that mindset and can freely express themselves.

It's not a big deal 

After the recent struggles in games and an incident between Jimmy Butler, Erik Spoelstra, and Udonis Haslem, attention was focused on the Heat and whether they are falling apart internally. When players openly scuffle on the benches, and the head coach gets included, you can only assume the worst. However, according to Bam Adebayo, there is no reason to worry because that is a usual occurrence within their team. Everyone is super competitive, so when you are down in a game by that much, naturally, people lose their cool, which happened at that moment. 

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"It doesn't last more than a day and it shouldn't because at the end of the day it's all competition, because we were losing. We were losing and not playing to our standard. At that point, somebody can lose it at any point in time and especially in our locker room cause we embraced dudes being themselves, being vocal, and bringing that dog mentality every night. That is a regular practice day for us. We talk s**t to each other all the time in practice. That is how competitive our practices are that Spoe has to call off practice."

Nobody takes it personal

Adebayo elaborated that type of competitive spirit drives every player on the Heat to be better, and confrontations sometimes happen because everyone keeps others accountable. Nobody takes it personally, which is essential because those things can't bother you when you are a true competitor. 

"That is the hunger within us, and we want to win it bad. It was nothing personal in between the argument. You see, would see the rest of us didn't even react. This was a regular Tuesday, we gotta break each other up and settle down, and then we go from there. It doesn't last because none of us take it personal cause at the end of the day, the main goal is to win, and that is everyone's main agenda. As long as we win, we're cool. We are going to have discussions, disagreements, and arguments that are near going to be fights because we all want to win that bad."

That type of mindset and mentality is probably one of the main reasons the Heat are currently the number one seed in the eastern conference. They quickly picked up their pace after a slow start to the season because of injuries. They started winning games, showcasing dominance and even a real chance of potentially replicating similar success from two years ago when they were in the bubble. This time their goal is to win it all, and sometimes heads need to bump in an alpha male environment. Whether that will benefit the team remains to be seen, but it's all on the players to have the right mindset in that situation. 

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