The Miami Heat are one of the biggest surprise teams in the NBA right now.
At 18-7, they currently sit at the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference and seem poised to make a deep run in the playoffs this season.
Two reasons why are young sharpshooters Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson.
In a recent episode of “First Take,” co-host Stephen A. Smith even went as far as to compare Herro and Robinson to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.
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“Now let me tell you something about those two white dudes,” Smith said. “Herro and Robinson. Let me tell you something right now, they launch it, they look they’re ready to shoot from the parking lot. Who have we said that about? There’s only one tag team that we have said that about.”
Co-host Max Kellerman then answered.
“Steph and Klay,” he said.
Looking at the comparison between Herro and Robinson and Curry and Thompson, it’s not as far off as some might think.
Curry has shot 43.5 percent from beyond the arc in his career, Thompson has hit 41.9 percent 3-pointers in his. So far in his rookie season, Herro has hit 37.9 percent three-point shots from beyond the arc. Robinson has hit 42.1 percent in his career and has hit 44.9 percent so far this season.
Furthermore, both Robinson and Herro have shown the ability to get extremely hot from deep, changing the course of an entire game in the process.
As the season progresses it will be interesting to see if Herro can improve upon his shooting percentage from deep. If he can, it’s possible that the two Heat shooters might actually be statistically similar to the Splash Brothers by season’s end.
Curry and Thompson have led the Warriors to the last five straight NBA Finals, winning three along the way.
If Robinson and Herro can get anywhere near that kind of success in Miami, they’re sure to both become Heat legends.