Former Kentucky star Bam Adebayo reveals he tested positive for COVID-19 prior to NBA return
Former Kentucky star Bam Adebayo was only able to rejoin his Miami Heat teammates on Tuesday ahead of this coming week’s NBA restart.
The reason? The ex-Wildcat tested positive for COVID-19, which he revealed while speaking with reporters.
Per Adebayo, he was asymptomatic and went through the 2-week quarantine without many problems (via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel):
“I was pretty much fine the whole time,” Adebayo said on a media video teleconference after the Heat’s evening practice. “It’s a crazy thing that somebody could be asymptomatic.”
Now, it’s just about getting back to his All-Star form and regaining his conditioning moving forward:
“Me, personally, I would say I’m ready,” the All-Star center said. “But that’s ’cause I’m a freak of nature and I just want to play. That’s just the bottom line.
“But I got to take it one day at a time, so I don’t think I’m going to play tomorrow, just so I can get my legs under me. I haven’t really been moving around, besides just being in the house. So trying to get my body acclimated and get back in a groove.”
Prior to the league suspending play amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Adebayo was averaging 16.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.2 steals per game.