Pat Riley believes Bam Adebayo can be the next Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat

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Pat Riley said Bam Adebayo can become the next Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat.

Wade spent 16 seasons with the Heat, winning three championships (2006, 2012, 2013) and retiring as the best player in franchise history.

“I’ve never met a man like this, a player, who was so respectful, had so much dignity, was such a team guy, that has grown to a point where he wants this responsibility.

He reminds me a lot of Dwyane, in Dwyane’s attitude. Dwyane came in, he was a no-nonsense guy. He went right to work. And he became a great player.

And he had an attitude and a competitiveness and a killer instinct, besides the talent. But he had this attitude that was above and beyond. I think that’s what Bam is. Bam possesses this attitude about doing it the right way and doing it every day,” the president of the Heat said, via Ira Winderman in the South Florida Sun Sentinel: