Jimmy Butler was confident that Bam Adebayo would be named to his first All-Star Game.
“He will be. No doubt,” said Butler following the Heat’s 113-92 win over the Magic.
Reserves for the All-Star Game will be announced on Thursday.
Adebayo finished the game with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. He dedicated his performance to Kobe Bryant.
“I felt like I had that ‘Mamba Mentality’ tonight … “The game wasn’t about the All-Star Game. It was about honoring Kobe. I feel like every player wanted to do that their next game after his death. He’s been my idol since I was younger. I looked up to him, and I never got to meet him, but he was here by spirit,” said Adebayo.