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John Calipari says Tyler Herro has “elephant balls”

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Herro has no fear.

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Former Kentucky Wildcats’ star Tyler Herro has been putting on a show in the bubble for the Miami Heat during their playoff run.

In his nine outings so far, Herro has averaged 14.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.3 assists while shooting right at 40% from three.

The Heat swept the Indiana Pacers 4-0 in the first round and finished off a gentleman’s sweep in the 2nd round against the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks 4-1. In each series, Hero has been one the closers for the Heat as he plays nearly every minute down the stretch and has came up clutch numerous times.

John Calipari saw the work ethic that Herro had while at Kentucky and he has a mindset that is a perfect fit for the Heat culture and its showing.

ESPN’s Jordan Schultz tweeted out comments Cal made on Herro and his NBA success.

“I swear to God he never left the gym. And he had a chip. I always tell him he’s got elephant balls.”

Calipari has always been a fan of metaphors, but he had to dig deep to come up with that one.

Herro and the Miami Heat will face the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals for a spot in the NBA Finals. Game 1 of the series tips off Tuesday night and will either be a 6:30 pm or 8:30 pm start time.

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