However, at least one Miami player remains at a steady boil. That would be guard Tyler Herro, who has been sidelined since breaking his hand in Game 1 of the Heat's first-round series against the Bucks on April 16.
Herro took to his Instagram story to respond to a dig from TNT color commentator Stan Van Gundy. Van Gundy had quipped, “You know the No. 1 reason the Heat need Tyler Herro back? Because his fashion is so bad on the bench. We need him in uniform.”
A SportsCenter post displayed the quote with Herro in a purple bucket hat and black jacket on the Miami bench.
“My ‘fashion’ as bad as he was on the sideline,” Herro shot back, complete with a laughing emoji.
Tyler Herro fires back at Stan Van Gundy and implies he was a bad coach 👀 pic.twitter.com/7YVukemTdX— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) May 27, 2023
Van Gundy has coached four teams over an 18-year coaching career and was most recently with the Pelicans in 2021—Herro’s second year in the league. He has a career record of 554–425.
The Heat, still Herro-less, will try to avert becoming the fourth NBA team to play a Game 7 after leading a series 3–0 when they take the court for Game 6 on Saturday evening against Boston.