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WATCH: Tyler Herro talks about his new hairdo, financial advice he received from John Calipari



The braids didn’t make an appearance, but the Big Blue Nation still got a glimpse inside the quarantine life of Tyler Herro.

With his Kentucky jersey framed in the background, the former Wildcat guard and rookie on the Miami Heat shared 15 minutes of his time over on the Miami Heat’s Instragam page to discuss his trending hairdo, words of advice he received from John Calipari before going to the NBA, and why he wears the No. 14.


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….sans quarantine braids

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Unfortunately, Herro wasn’t rocking the braids for the quick interview. He disclosed that after a while, they start to hurt the back of his head, so he looked more like the Herro of two weeks ago. He actually said this wasn’t the first time he’s gotten braids, either, as he did so back during his rookie year, although he never sported them during a game.

Considering most of the questions came from Miami Heat fans (and nearly every comment during the live stream was related to Herro’s relationship status with Instagram model Katya Elise Henry), Kentucky only came up directly one time, but it was a good one. Herro was asked what the best advice he ever received from his former college coach was.

Save your money!” Herro said Calipari told him before jumping to the pros. “But no, Coach Cal told me the first thing to buy should be a watch because you can sell those back and they appreciate over time. He definitely told me to save my money. Coach Cal taught me everything since college on how to be a pro… Coach Cal was a big step in my life.”

The rest of the interview contains plenty of other Herro nuggets that you might not have already known. For example, he talks about how he chose to wear No. 14 back when he was a freshman in high school because he happened to be 14 years old at the time. Herro also discussed his “welcome to the NBA” moment, why Kobe Bryant is his idol, and how meeting with Heat president Pat Riley was a “dream come true”.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

3 Comments for WATCH: Tyler Herro talks about his new hairdo, financial advice he received from John Calipari

  1. TonyMontana
    9:17 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    Random stat of the day: In the past 5 years there have only been 8 freshmen selected in the lottery of the NBA draft after not even appearing in mock drafts prior to the start of the college season. 4 of those players were from Kentucky: Tyler Herro, Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, Devin Booker & Trey Lyles.

    • CrystalBall
      11:03 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      Very interesting. Thanks.

  2. walden
    8:56 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

    It’s crazy we live in a time where the oddest thing in the picture is the wild haircut and the barber in the modified hazmat suit barely moves the needle.