Tyler Herro’s shocking take on Heat GOAT — and it’s not Dwyane Wade
For diehard Miami Heat fans, the franchise’s uncontested GOAT (Greatest of All Time) is none other than Dwyane Wade. After all, he was the one who led the team to it’s first title in 2006. However for Tyler Herro, that is not the case.
In a recent appearance at the Jr. Heat Summer Camp conducted in FTX Arena, Herro was asked for his take on the greatest Miami player of all time. In a rather shocking response, he mentioned current Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.
While he did mention that it’s no disrespect to Wade, the 21-year-old guard explained that James was his favorite Heat player growing up.
Tyler Herro asked who is the best Heat player of all time: LeBron James…growing up for me LeBron was my favorite player on the Heat. pic.twitter.com/Q4kQcGHDkX
— Brendan Tobin (@Brendan_Tobin) July 21, 2021
Tyler Herro’s take is certainly surprising. Besides, Dwyane Wade is a true Heat lifer who spent 14 and half seasons of his 16-year NBA career in Miami. He could have even stayed in the South Beach franchise had it not for Pat Riley’s decision to avoid paying him a significant amount of money.
On the contrary, as Herro mentioned, his pick was made by the fact that he watched LeBron play while growing up. He was only six years old when Wade won the 2006 championship with the Heat, while LeBron dominated the 2010s–the same time the young sharpshooter was learning basketball.
Of course, LeBron also won two NBA titles with Miami and led the team to four straight Finals appearances alongside Wade from 2011 to 2014.
Then again, his comments will surely not sit well with a lot of Heatles.