Heat star Tyler Herro makes painful admission on last season’s disappointment
The Miami Heat were on the cusp of winning their fourth NBA title in 2020. But they fell a bit short against the Los Angeles Lakers. One revelation though during that impressive run was Tyler Herro, who many hailed as the next big thing for the Heat.
But after an electric rookie year, Herro suffered some sort of sophomore slump. While his numbers increased, he didn’t live up to expectations. The Heat eventually got bounced out in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last season, as they got swept by the Milwaukee Bucks.
On Thursday, the Heat exacted revenge against the Bucks after destroying the defending champions, 137-95 to open the season. After the game, Herro admitted last season’s early exit wasn’t pretty at all (via ESPN).
“Last year, we felt like we got embarrassed.”
Herro starred for the Heat in their rout of the Bucks, tallying 27 points in just 24 minutes off the bench. He also added six rebounds and five assists to jumpstart his bounce-back campaign.
The former Kentucky standout also stayed even-keeled when asked about the Heat dropping 137 points against the Bucks, one of the NBA’s better defensive crews.
“I mean, 137’s a lot. Hopefully, we can see that a lot this season.”
The third-year Heat guard, who has been chided for getting the limelight into his head too much, has said he’s focused on proving critics wrong this season. So far, he’s off to a pretty good start.