Elite sport is cruel. Specifically, the media environment that surrounds it. It may not be the healthiest for the athlete’s performance and mental health, but generally speaking, dealing with pressure from the press and fans is just another part of the job. During the surprising final stretch that the Heat starred in the Orlando bubble, Tyler Herro could feel the approval of the crowd every time he returned to the hotel and checked his social networks. Less than a year later, the aura around him refers to him as a stagnant gamer. At 21 years old. He knows that his season has not been good. “It was all mental. I didn’t enjoy going to work every day. ” But trust the incoming course to be a turning point.
The reasons for his mood swings had a lot to do with the rumors that pointed to his departure from the franchise. Especially during the bidding for James Harden. Which was added to the criticism for his performance downturn. “It bothered me when people said that I didn’t work enough or that I was partying too much. If you know me, you know that I always try to be the guy who works the hardest. So I hope to prove it this year. ” counted on The Associatted Press. In fact, between his first and second years, Tyler has improved almost all of his stats even slightly. He has simply fallen victim to the expectations raised by his great performances during the 2020 playoffs and the disappointment of his team in the 2021 ones.
Herro has only been a father for ten days, and he also believes this will help him stay focused. “I feel good. I feel like I now have a reason to do what I do. It’s not that I didn’t have it before, but this gives you extra motivation ”. The guard closed his statements by committing himself to the Miami Heat. “I love being here. I am facing a great opportunity where they are giving me the ball and letting me show what I am ”. At the moment, it already premieres a clearly improved body.
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