We got word earlier this week that Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo would be going head-to-head against competitive eating champion Kobayashi in a burger eating contest.
That contest date has come and gone, and it doesn’t look like Adebayo did very well against the Japanese professional.
In fact, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Adebayo just one burger in the time it took for Kobayashi to eat sixteen.
Via Sun Sentinel:
“It’s kind of like a high school player against LeBron,” Adebayo said. “It’s kind of an automatic loss.
“Bro, this is his profession. I eat one burger in 15 minutes.”
It didn’t take Adebayo quite that long, but Kobayashi already has consumed 16 burgers before Adebayo finished the first of the six burgers on his plate in the five-minute contest.
“They definitely should have sent Meyers,” he said of recently added Heat center Meyers Leonard. “He’s one of the guys that’s really into calories.”
Meyers Leonard certainly is one of those guys who could eat a huge amount of food in a short period of time if he was given the opportunity to make it something competitive. In any case, the little burger eating contest raised $2,000 as part of a charity called Feeding South Florida, which took home $100 for each burger Kobyashi consumed.
We get worried that players are going to lose their eating habits over the offseason, but it’s probably good news for Heat fans that Adebayo couldn’t stand up to the challenge.