- Bam Adebayo ripped his jersey off in frustration following the Heat’s 100-96 loss to Boston
- Miami has now been eliminated from the postseason while the Celtics will move on to the NBA Finals
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The Heat’s season is officially over.
On Sunday, Miami was defeated 100-96 by the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. After winning the uber competitive series, the Celts will move on to face Golden State for a chance to bring home an NBA title.
While Boston players are celebrating, Miami was left frustrated after coming up one game short of a championship appearance. The Heat battled through injury and adversity but after a valiant effort, the 2021-22 campaign is done.
That frustration boiled over into the locker room for Heat players. One superstar, in particular, was seen ripping off his jersey shortly following the loss.
Bam Adebayo rips off his jersey like it was a button-down shirt
Not enough people are talking about Bam Adebayo ripping off his jersey like it had buttons pic.twitter.com/B9rZjePgJo
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) May 30, 2022
Adebayo, who posted a double-double on Sunday night, tore through his No. 13 jersey with ease after the defeat. He’d done just about all he could to help push his team past Boston in Game 7, finishing with a 25-point, 11-rebound performance, but it wasn’t enough.
The emotion of the series loss finally got to him, and the feat showed some impressive strength on Adebayo’s part. I mean, he made it look like the shirt had buttons on the front, tearing his top with what looked like little effort.
It had people impressed.
Fans react to Adebayo’s jersey incident
Of course, this couldn’t be complete without a few Hulk Hogan references.
Bam Adebayo ripped his Heat jersey like Hulk Hogan in the 80’s! pic.twitter.com/A6lvwBq3JV
— Leroy (@BostonLIrvin) May 30, 2022
Others were just in awe of how easily the jersey came off.
Bam adebayo took the Jersey off like a blouse
— NBA VICE (@grhoopchat) May 30, 2022
Bam Adebayo literally ripped his jersey off in the tunnel lol
— Riley Eubanks (@rileyeubanks) May 30, 2022
The Heat will head back home until next season. They’ll hope to make it just a little further in the postseason next time around.