Tyler Herro has become a mainstream celebrity after appearing in rap videos with Jack Harlow, dating Instagram model Katya Elise Henry, and selling his own cereal but it doesn’t seem like the Miami Heat are currently happy with their young star.
In the team’s past four games, Herro is averaging only 7 points and shooting an abysmal 29 percent from the field.
Tyler Herro over the last 4 games:
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In the most recent episode of the “Inside the Paint” podcast, Miami Heat beat writers Ethan Skolnick and Ira Winderman revealed that the team has been “concerned for months” about Herro becoming a celebrity while struggling on the court this season.
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Ira Winderman: Tyler Herro chose to become a celebrity,” “He chose to become something outside the game, as is his right. With his breakfast cereal, and his Tyler Tuesdays, and his Chipotle Bowl and that’s all well and good. But you know what? Other players when they see a player doing that before they’ve truly reached it. I don’t know if I want to say there’s a jealousy. … They sort of take a scant view of the guy and say, ‘Wait a minute buddy. You haven’t done anything yet
Ethan Skolnick: “Ultimately, the team starts to get a certain level of concern,” “In this particular case, the team has been concerned now for months.”
At the beginning of the season, the Heat was reportedly adamant about not trading Herro because they apparently viewed him as the “next Klay Thompson.”
“They’ve been firm on him and (Bam) Adebayo being untouchable,” one GM told Heavy.com before Herro’s explosive night. “Maybe they would move off of that as the season goes on, but as it stands, they think they’ve got the second coming of Klay Thompson offensively. They have not had a lot of useful guys on rookie contracts in past years and that’s killed their cap. They’ve got two now, they don’t want to let them go.”
Herro is only 21-years-old and has plenty of time to turn things around but it’s not looking good for him right now.