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NBA Twitter goes wild over Mark Jackson saying Tyler Herro is more than a sandwich

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ESPN game analyst Mark Jackson made waves when he mentioned that “A Herro is more than just a sandwich” as Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro makes a shot late in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the 2020 NBA Finals. Apparently, the former head coach is probably referring to a Greek sandwich which is known as a gyro sandwich. The word “gyro” is pronounced as ‘yee-ro’, which sounds like ‘Herro’.

However, a “hero” is also another name for a sub sandwich on the East Coast where Jackson’s home state of New York is located. It’s not just the name of a talented, sharpshooting Miami Heat player. The statement eventually drew varying reactions from basketball fans on Twitter who made their own assumptions on the intended meaning by Jackson.

CNBC’s Jabari Young even stretched the idea that NBA personality Mark Jackson referenced the quote from the title of a nostalgic 1980s film. Heat Nation likely, at the very least, got a giggle.

Here are some of the interesting reactions to the Heat joke as well:

The 20-year old rookie waxed hot and showed his wares by contributing 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes of action. Heat forward Jimmy Butler still led the team with his near triple-double performance of 22 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists.

The duo’s impressive performance went down the drain as the Heat ultimately succumbed to the Lakers on a 102-96 losing effort. The Purple and Gold now find themselves with a 3-1 series advantage and are only one win away from claiming their franchise’s 17th title.

With their backs against the wall, Tyler Herro and the rest of the Heat will fight to live another day and extend the series come Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals.