Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Nigerian-American Basketball player, Bam Adebayo surprises his mum with a house for her 56th birthday [photos]

Nigerian-American Basketball player, Bam Adebayo has given his mom the birthday present of a lifetime.  After years of struggling while living together in a single-wide trailer, Adebayo bought his mom, Marilyn Blount, a home she can call her own.

Just a couple of weeks after signing a five-year max extension that could earn him close to $200 million if he hits certain escalators, Adebayo surprised his mom with a memorable gift on her 56th birthday.

"My mom never had nothing that she could call her own," Adebayo said during a Monday video conference with reporters. "So growing up and being able to do something different with basketball and be a special player, that was something that I've always had in my mind, I've always wanted to do. And just having the opportunity to do it for my mom is an incredible experience."

Adebayo posted pictures of the celebration on social media and couldn't hide the joy he felt after delivering on the goal he had set for himself and his mother. His emotions prior to surprising his mom were similar to the biggest ones he has felt on the basketball court.

"I was so nervous," Adebayo said. "Because I never really gave her a gift like that. So it kind of gave me like a feel like when I first stepped on the Finals court. I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know anything at the moment. It was like one of those 'aw' moments where you just sit there for a minute. And she enjoyed it."

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