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Heat’s Chris Bosh speaks out on young stars Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro

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Miami Heat former center Chris Bosh has nothing but praise for Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro.

During a recent interview with The Miami Herald, Bosh praised Adebayo’s work ethic and his unselfish playing style.

“I just love the way Bam plays the floor game,” Bosh said. “He’s patient, he lets the game come to him. It’s always kind of a weird thing to say, but he does. He’s very unselfish. He gets his teammates involved, looking for second and third situations. But I think as we saw in Game 6 [of the Eastern Conference finals], he has a lot of offensive capability as well, and that’s always there.

Adebayo, 23, has played an integral role for the Miami Heat this postseason. Without his hard work and hustle, the Heat most likely wouldn’t be in this position. The 23-year-old is averaging 17.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.1 steals this postseason. Bosh believes this is just the beginning for Adebayo — and believes he could improve much more in the near future.

“He can definitely, definitely continue to improve. In my opinion, I think if he just stays aggressive and continues to work on that leadership quality of just bringing it, bringing that intensity and bringing that moxie, that fervor that the team needs and knowing that he belongs, it’ll work. He’ll be fine. But he just continues to improve and really, really pump up his game.”

Another player that has caught Bosh’s eye is Tyler Herro — who’s only 20 years old. Entering Sunday’s Game 6 of the Finals, Herro is averaging 16.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists. Furthermore, Herro has broken numerous records this postseason, including becoming the first rookie in NBA history to reach double-digits in 20 consecutive playoff games.

“This dude has no fear,” Bosh said. “He has no fear — good shot, bad shot. He’s not afraid of that moment. That’s what I love about him, and he has been doing that all season. You can tell he’s one of those guys that he feels that he belongs there. He got snubbed for the All-Rookie First-Team. He’s one of those guys that plays with a chip on his shoulder. He plays like he has something to prove. Sometimes you need that. That can be a lost art sometimes.”

The Heat certainly have a bright future with Herro and Adebayo on their roster. It’s a surprise they’re even in the Finals, considering that they were the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. Nevertheless, they’re only two wins away from winning the 2020 NBA Finals.