When the country-wide quarantine began here in the United States, my roommate and I immediately started to track every day that we’re stuck in our basement apartment – kind of like a marker that indicates to us how long we’ve been imprisoned in a two-bedroom cell. As of the moment I write this post, we are (unofficially) on quarantine day 28. This past week was the first where I noticed myself looking at the number on my whiteboard at all times throughout the day.
I’m not losing my mind quite yet, but the boredom is definitely setting in.
For Miami Heat center and former Kentucky Wildcat Bam Abdeayo, he lost his mind a few weeks ago.
Adebayo has taken a different approach to tally every day that he remains in isolation. And you quickly understand that being stuck at home is getting to him…
Mood Pt. 30 pic.twitter.com/pdysPxX1Vk
— 13am Adebayo? (@Bam1of1) April 11, 2020
Mood Pt. 29 pic.twitter.com/pS4LL6HCnw
— 13am Adebayo? (@Bam1of1) April 10, 2020
Mood Pt. 28 pic.twitter.com/c41lF5vpIC
— 13am Adebayo? (@Bam1of1) April 9, 2020
Every day for the last month, Adebayo has summarized his mood with one depressing gif. Sometimes they’re weird, like when he was fantasizing about going to the barbershop shop on Day 26.
Mood Pt. 26 pic.twitter.com/7bdjkoMQGP
— 13am Adebayo? (@Bam1of1) April 7, 2020
Others tap back into the memories of my prime stages during childhood, like with Day 25 and 17.
Mood Pt. 25 pic.twitter.com/08z91yXyaE
— 13am Adebayo? (@Bam1of1) April 6, 2020
Mood Pt. 17 pic.twitter.com/EsPMHup6Mu
— 13am Adebayo? (@Bam1of1) March 29, 2020
Then there are the ones that are straight-up depressing, such as Days 15 and 21.
Mood Pt. 15 pic.twitter.com/6RI7R3AJOy
— 13am Adebayo? (@Bam1of1) March 27, 2020
Mood Pt. 21 pic.twitter.com/UIUguwMVhn
— 13am Adebayo? (@Bam1of1) April 2, 2020
Adebayo has been taking his boredom out on his poor mother, too. With just Adebayo, his mother, and his dog living with him during the quarantine, it’s natural they might get on each other’s nerves.
“She’s good, I’m good. It’s just…we’re bored. I feel like she [my mom] gets tired of seeing me now,” Adebayo told Jason Jackson. “I go down there every day and I just be sitting down there talking to her. I know she be like, ‘You know, you’ve got to — I’m sick of seeing you.’ Zeus, for the most part, is enjoying my company.”
It’s no wonder Adebayo is borderline depressed right now. Who wouldn’t be? He was in the midst of a breakout year in his third season with the Heat, making his first-ever All-Star appearance for a future playoff team. Adebayo was averaging 16.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game as one of the most versatile defensive players in the entire NBA. The big man shot 56.7 percent from the field, as well, before the coronavirus suspended the season indefinitely.