Add it to the list: Herro Ball joins iconic sports frenzies

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Tory BarronESPN Editor


Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports.

Tyler Herro doesn’t just have swag, it oozes out of his pores. The Miami Heat‘s fearless rookie carries himself with the supreme confidence of a man who believes with every ounce of his 20-year-old being that he is, in fact, a walking bucket.

Herro — who was selected 13th overall by the Heat in the 2019 NBA draft in part because fellow Kentucky alum Bam Adebayo assured Pat Riley that the Milwaukee native was a perfect fit for the franchise’s culture — put on a show in the Eastern Conference finals averaging 19.2 points per game and dropping 37 points in a crucial Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics.

And thus, a social media star was born. NBA stans took to their keyboards in droves to sling emphatic praise upon the player who scored the most points by a rookie in a conference finals game since Magic Johnson.

According to the NBA, as of Sept. 30,

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