Dwyane Wade Endorses Tyler Herro After His Stunning Performance Against Milwaukee Bucks

Published 01/03/2021, 10:54 AM EST
CHICAGO, USA – APRIL 12: Dwyane Wade (3) of Chicago Bulls is seen during the NBA game between Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets at United Center in Chicago, United States on April 12, 2017. (Photo by Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Tyler Herro had one hell of a performance against the Milwaukee Bucks on New Year’s Eve. Coming off a nearly 50-point blowout at the hands of their 2020 Playoff opponents, the Miami Heat had to respond. While they didn’t blow them out with a massive scoreline as the Bucks did to the Heat, Miami got a very respectable 11-point win.

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The star of the night was Tyler Herro, who 21 points and 15 rebounds. He scored those 21 points on 61.5% shooting, a very impressive statistic for a sophomore year player. This has caused Heat legend Dwyane Wade to himself endorse Herro after Herro became only the second guard in Heat history to have a 20-15 game. The other? Dwyane Wade himself.

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The comparisons between Wade and Herro have been going around for a while. Especially after Herro was setting records in the NBA Finals, despite being a rookie. Only Wade had had performances like Herro’s at a young age in the playoffs, exemplified by Wade leading Miami to an NBA Championship in 2006.

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The comparison is a lofty one, as Wade is arguably one of the three best shooting guards of all time. He is only behind Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in that regard, so for Herro to live up to this billing will be a massive achievement.

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Sep 23, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) celebrates after among a layup against the Boston Celtics during the second half of game four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

They are very different players. Herro is a lethal shooter who has the size and is putting on the strength to finish hard at the rim. However, Wade wasn’t as good a shooter as Herro is. Instead, he was one of the most aggressive slashers in the game, getting most of his buckets at the rim or from the mid-range.

One of the biggest differentiators here is defense. Wade was one of the best guard defenders of all time, while Herro is currently below average in the league. If Herro can impact winning like Wade, this comparison may become more realistic. As for now, Herro has a lot to do.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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