Tyler Herro is spreading holiday cheer in a big way with the Miami Heat star reportedly handing out very generous gifts to numerous children.
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) December 21, 2023
Tyler Herro and his foundation gave out gifts, shoes, clothes, and autographed jerseys for kids at the Nike Store today. pic.twitter.com/GSBfVDL6iE
— DJ. (@dbrwnjr) December 21, 2023
In addition to the gift cards, the 23-year-old also reportedly handed out shoes, clothes and autographed jerseys.
Now in his fifth NBA season, Herro recently returned from a lengthy absence that was caused by an ankle injury. He has scored 53 points combined in two games after not playing since Nov. 8.
Herro has led the Heat in scoring in each of the games he has played since his return. He was injured in the first quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies in early November and sat out 18 games with a sprained right ankle.
The University of Kentucky product clearly has remained invested in the Heat after being the subject of trade rumors throughout this past offseason. He was not part of any deals for Damian Lillard, Jrue Holiday or Bradley Beal and is now Miami’s leading scorer at 23.6 points per game in 10 appearances.
Adebayo, who missed seven games with his recent ailment, is second at 22.0 points per game, with Jimmy Butler third on the team at 21.5 points per contest.
Herro’s return comes at a very opportune time for the Heat, who have been dealing with injuries throughout the campaign. In fact, Butler is expected to miss his second straight game and sixth of the season against the Hawks on Friday because of a left calf strain.
Miami has impressively remained a contender in the Eastern Conference playoff race and sits as the No. 7 seed entering play Thursday.
With Herro spreading some goodwill, the Heat should be entering the holiday season in a good frame of mind and poised for even more success as the 2023-24 NBA season moves along.