The clutch game-winning block by Bam Adebayo on Jayson Tatum is getting some high praise but Skip Bayless might be getting a little ahead of himself.
During game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, Adebayo delivered a sensational block when he denied Tatum’s dunk attempt that sealed the win for the Heat.
BAM BLOCK ON TATUM TO CLOSE OUT GAME 1 pic.twitter.com/9taVNrAXjT
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 16, 2020
Immediately after the game was over, Magic Johnson tweeted that Bam’s block was the greatest defensive play he had ever witnessed in the playoffs.
Bam Adebayo’s block on Jayson Tatum’s dunk attempt was the best defensive play I’ve seen ever in the playoffs!!!!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 16, 2020
Bayless backed up Magic’s claim and said Bam’s block was much better than LeBron James’ “overrated” game 7 block in the finals against the Warriors.
Bam's clutch game-saving block shamed the most overrated "clutch" block ever – LeBron's late in Game 7 at Oakland, a chase-down after JR Smith cut off Iggy, forcing him to lay it up instead of dunk it. A bicycle built for two.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 16, 2020
NBA fans blasted Skip over his hot take about LeBron’s block.
So let me get this right. You’re saying Bam’s block n game 1 of the eastern conf. Finals was better thn bron’s block n game 7 of the nba finals which led to Kyrie’s shot over Steph to win. Which by the way was in GSW who was 73-9 up 3-1 in the series …? Skip 😂😂😂😂 stop man https://t.co/8DDKkm0KL8
— Kenny Hayes (@KHayes_ten10) September 16, 2020
So a ECF game 1 block “shames” a game 7 NBA Finals chase down block with 45 seconds left. Stop, Skip. https://t.co/YQ7YQzByye
— Maxwell Ryan (@Max_Ryan10) September 16, 2020
— dealbreakaa122 (@dundeal122) September 16, 2020
one basically won a championship and the other only won game 1, dawg ur bias is showing pic.twitter.com/cpXFegVvwB
— Depressed Texan Fan (@DepressedTexan) September 16, 2020
Bron needs to start paying rent pic.twitter.com/ck4EvhNceo
— Lebron Is the GOAT (@lebronbots) September 16, 2020
Lebron James Block is the best in The NBA it Was Finales. pic.twitter.com/TOaHjpStYz
— Luis Claudio (@LuisCla72781595) September 16, 2020
“Bam's clutch game-saving block shamed the most overrated "clutch" block ever – LeBron's late in Game 7 at Oakland, a chase-down after JR Smith cut off Iggy, forcing him to lay it up instead of dunk it. A bicycle built for two.” pic.twitter.com/MPADF2sQTc
— LeGoat🏆🏆🏆 (@LeGoat4thRing) September 16, 2020