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Bam Adebayo to take on Kobayashi in burger-eating contest

(Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former Kentucky basketball star Bam Adebayo will take on competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi in a cheeseburger-eating contest in Miami.

The bizarre, cross-sport event will be held on Wednesday as part of Hunger Action Month in South Florida. They will be joined by former NFL star Russell Maryland in the competition.

According to the story in the Sun Sentinel, Adebayo and Maryland will each attempt to eat six BurgerFi single cheeseburgers, while Kobayashi will attempt to eat 18 single cheeseburgers in five minutes. Each consumed cheeseburger will raise $100 toward the cause.

Speaking of Bam, he has been on UK’s campus a lot lately. He paid a visit to the basketball team over at the Joe Craft Center almost two weeks ago, and was back in Lexington to watch the UK-Florida football game this past Saturday night. In between those visits, the Heat exercised the fourth-year option on Adebayo’s contract, giving him another $5.1 million to remain with the team in 2020-21.

He will be Miami’s starting center this upcoming season.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Bam Adebayo to take on Kobayashi in burger-eating contest



  1. Nickerbocker05
    6:36 pm September 16, 2019 Permalink

    Bout damn time!



  2. somerset bill
    10:20 pm September 16, 2019 Permalink

    An eating contest to fight hunger?



    • binarysolo
      11:35 pm September 16, 2019 Permalink

      My thoughts exactly. What a message: “Can’t afford to buy enough food? Watch some celebs gorge on some cheeseburgers! Isn’t life great?”



  3. satcheluk
    10:06 am September 17, 2019 Permalink

    18 hamburgers and the guy is still thin as a rail.



  4. AMP92
    4:25 pm September 17, 2019 Permalink

    Oh the irony