Heat Security Breaks Up Bam-Kyrie Jersey Exchange

Kyrie and Bam Jersey Swap

After the Brooklyn Nets’ 128-124 over the Miami Heat, Nets guard Kyrie Irving asked Heat center Bam Adebayo to swap jerseys –but they were stopped by a Heat security member before they were able to do so.

The NBA’s new health and safety protocols state that team’s must minimize post-game contact.

Some teams have taken a laissez-fare approach to the new rule – but the Miami Heat evidently have not.

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In the video, Irving can be seen grabbing at Adebayo’s jersey, presumably suggesting that they should swap jerseys as players often do.

But within seconds, a Heat security member swooped in and stopped the swap.

Irving seemed incredulous; Adebayo seemed powerless.

Of course, the whole situation seems a bit ridiculous considering the fact that both players were in close-contact minutes prior.

At the end of the video, Adebayo can be seen motioning to his jersey, seemingly to suggest he’d send it to Irving.

The NBA is taking COVID-19 seriously – as they should – but one’s left to wonder if post-game jersey swaps are really the reason for viral transmission, not close-contact sweat and spit emissions that travel freely in NBA games.

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