Meet Mariyln Blount; she is the beautiful, loving and caring mother of NBA player Bam Adebayo, the 6’9″ center player currently playing for the Miami Heat.
Bam played college basketball at the University of Kentucky prior to being drafted by the Miami Heat in the first round (14th overall) during the 2017 NFL Draft.
Bam Adebayo Age
Newark, New Jersey native, Bam Adebayo is 24 years old. On July 18, 1997, he was born to Nigerian father and an African/American mom.
Bam Adebayo Height
Bam Adebayo is 6’10 and weighs 255 lb. He is 5 pounds lighter from his years playing for the Blue Devils.
- Height 6’10 (2.06 m).
- Weight 255 lb (116kg).
- DOB July 18, 1997.
- Hometown Newark, New Jersey.
- Parents John Adebayo, Mariyln Blount.
- Siblings half-brother Jabari Ashe.
Bam Adebayo Nick Name
Bam Adebayo’s real name is Edrice Femi Adebayo, he got his nickname Bam from his momma Mariyln because of Bamm-Bamm Rubble, a character from The Flintstones
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Bam Adebayo Father
Bam Adebayo’s father is John Adebayo, who was born in Nigeria Africa. John Adebayo according to Bam he was close to his father when he was younger, but that changed after he moved to North Carolina with his mother. The distance affected Bam and John Adebayo’s relationship, to the point where Bam didn’t want to use his dad’s last name.
“I feel like … my dad’s not in my life,” Adebayo said. “I don’t want to learn about that part of my family. And, I had to grow out of that. And, it was tough for me, it was growing pains. Because, from 15 to younger, everybody has regular names like Williams, Bennett, you got all the names that sound normal. And, then you got the one kid that has Adebayo.
Everybody’s like, ‘Oh, you’re African,’ and this, that and the third. And, coming from a small city, everybody looks at you differently. When I was younger, I never wanted it because I was like, ‘Man, he wasn’t in my life. Why do I have his last name?’ ”
John Adebayo died in June 2020, just days after entering the NBA bubble.
“My father passed away, but I never really talked to him,” Adebayo told The Undefeated. “He was around when I was younger, and then my mom moved to North Carolina. So, he kind of became distant. I can’t really credit him for a lot of stuff. But, at the end of the day, he did make me. So, I give him props for that.”
Bam Adebayo Mother
Bam born Edrice Femi Adebayo on July 18, 1997, in Newark, New Jersey, got his nickname from his momma Mariyln Blount, who saw the similarities between The Flinstones’ character and her son when at the age of one flipped over a coffee table with zero difficulties.
Bam the son of John Adebayo from Nigeria once said the most influential person in his life is his mother.
“Having my mom here, it’s exciting,” Bam said. “That’s my mom. It’s always been me and her and it’s always gonna be me and her. Can’t nobody come between that bond.”
Mariyln Blount raised Bam on her own in a single-wide trailer, John her former partner left them when Bam was very young. Mariyln worked as a cashier at the Acre Station Meat Farm, she walked from home to her job every day, since she didn’t drive and made sure Bam always had a ride wherever he needed to go.
“When I was younger, it’s like, ‘Mom works. Normal adult stuff,'” Adebayo says. “But you mature and start to look at it differently. I watched my mom struggle. She comes home tired. She doesn’t want to do anything. As I got older, I started thinking, ‘My mom doesn’t deserve this.’ My whole devotion became to get my mom out of that trailer.”
Bam got the chance to give his mom what she deserves and much more, when he moved to Miami, he took Mariyln with him; he lives in an apartment on the 48th floor in downtown Miami, Mrs. Bluount lives on the fifth floor with Zeus her Bichon Frise a gift from Bam; but Marilyn still keeps her weekly pay stubs from the old job, so she won’t forget where her journey started.
You’re used to holding onto money, to being scared,” Blount says. “I still want to take that money and dress my baby, make sure my baby has money when he goes on the road. Sometimes, I sit here and I just cry. I look at my surroundings, and I don’t even believe it’s true.”
Bam and Mariyln’s relationship is admirable for everyone, his Miami Heat coach included.
“He has such a beautiful relationship with his mom,” says Erik Spoelstra, Miami’s coach. “I want to do right by him, and by her. I don’t want to mess this up.”
Bam Adebayo Girlfriend
As you can see Bam’s number one girl is his mom, he doesn’t seem to have a girlfriend at the moment.
Furthermore, a couple of years ago he spent some time with Sydney Alexis and Taylor Savage, but these gorgeous gals are just his friends.
Bam Adebayo Brother
According to his biography at the University of Kentucky Bam Adebayo has one younger brother named Jabari. It was Jabari who called Bam to tell him their father had died.
“He chose his jersey number as a nod to his younger “brother” Jabari
We found a Jabari Ashe, not his brother, a teammate at Northside, his closest friend, who he loved just like a brother.
“We both come from a small town, so to be able to sit down and turn on ESPN … It’s kind of weird, but I’ve gotten used to it now,” Ashe said. “Even though he’s at Kentucky, we’re still close. We’re still together. … We’re like brothers. We talk every day.”
Jabari Ashe, co-founder of Acumen media. Jabari attended Belmont Abbey College in 2016 and later East Carolina University from 2017 to 2019.
In 2019, Jabari Ashe was a life insurance agent at Northwestern Mutual; the following year worked part-time for the startup KnowCap Interactive. In addition to Acumen Media, Jabari Ash is co-owner of Grind Oral Care.