Tyler Herro has emerged as a young star for the Miami Heat after being drafted out of Kentucky. Before that he was balling out in Milwaukee, where he grew up and became a top prospect.
That helps add context and explain why he was seen in a Milwaukee Bucks jersey on his Instagram story this week. The only problem is it initially appeared he was wearing the jersey of Giannis Antetokounmpo, someone he very well may face off with in the playoffs next month. Cue the freakout from fans.
Was Herro planning to demand a trade to play with Giannis? Did he want to return home?
It turns out any panic was for nothing because Herro, being from Milwaukee, was simply rocking the jersey of a player from his childhood.
Yeah, fans probably should've known that.
Herro was a toddler when Ray Allen was in Milwaukee, so it was easy to make assumptions about the jersey -- however, this entire story comes down to Herro repping his hometown. It is just a bit alarming when an NBA player wears the jersey of a team that is not his own.