Tyler Herro's Cryptic Six-Word Instagram Story Message Has Fans Buzzing

Speculation is running wild over Herro's social media message.
Apr 14, 2024; Miami, Florida, USA;  Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives to the basket against
Apr 14, 2024; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives to the basket against / Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyler Herro got NBA fans buzzing with a six word message on Monday. The Miami Heat guard took to Instagram and posted a story that said, "be careful what you wish for." No one has any idea what he is referring to, but they're talking about it anyway.

The Heat were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the opening round of the NBA playoffs, but are somehow still making headlines. After being bounced in five games, Miami's exit interviews caused headlines when president Pat Riley admonished Jimmy Butler for taking shots at the Celtics. Butler claimed had he been playing in the series, Boston would have been at home. But that wasn't all of it.

Butler is expected to ask for a contract extension this offseason, and Riley was cagey when a reporter asked if the Heat would give him one. Riley said it would depend on whether the six-time All-Star would be available every night or not. It certainly seemed like things weren't all good behind the scenes in Miami.

None of that is to say Herro is referring to anything having to do with the Heat on Instagram. Maybe someone talked trash to him in a game of NBA 2K24 and he's plotting his revenge. Who knows?

Herro was excellent during the 2023-24 season despite dealing with a foot injury. He was limited to 42 games, but set career-highs in points (20.8 per game) and assists (4.5), while adding 5.3 rebounds and shooting 39.6 percent from three-point range in 33.5 minutes per game. He's entering the second season of a four-year, $30 million deal and has been the center of trade speculation.

The Heat face a muddled future. It's probably not a great sign that their budding young star guard is posting cryptic messages on Instagram.

Ryan Phillips


Ryan Phillips is a Senior Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. Ryan has worked in digital media since 2009, spending eight years at The Big Lead before joining the SI team in 2024. He also co-hosts The Assembly Call Podcast about Indiana Hoosiers basketball and previously worked at Bleacher Report. Ryan is a proud San Diego native and a graduate of Indiana University’s journalism school.