It’s been a big month for Miami Heat goalkeeper Tyler Hero. The NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year winner earned his stellar season with a four-year, $130 million contract extension to stay in South Beach. The goalkeeper also broke the Heat’s starting lineup after a few months of speculation. Not only did Herro grab a bag and become a fixture on The Heat, but he spent some time this week linking up with Heat star Jimmy Butler on a trip to Turks and Caicos.
Butler is notorious for taking any open chances on the NBA table to run away and recover. This week, the star decided to take a quick vacation in the week between the team’s last pre-season game and season telling against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. At the time, Butler and Hero hopped on a plane to the Turks and Caicos Islands ahead of Saturday’s team session at the FTX Arena.
Tyler Hero on vacation with Jimmy Butler
On this trip with Butler was his teammate Tyler Hero. The Wisconsin ranger spent the week with Butler and spoke with Ira Winderman of Sun Sentinel about their time away.
“It has been great for me, to be able to spend time with JB,” Hero said. “We had two days off, he took me to come with him. You know how he is, he will go wherever he wants whenever he wants. So I went with him. We spent two days together and bonded.”
The trip with Butler wasn’t all about rest and relaxation, but the two spent time in the gym as well as a competitive card game.
“I mean, it wasn’t really a vacation, it was just a small, small trip for a few hours,” Hiro said. “We practiced, played some cards and spent time together.”
Eric Spoelstra on vacation butler and hero
How do those within the Heat feel about Butler and Hero taking a surprise trip out of the country before the end of the new 2022-23 NBA season? Heat coach Eric Spoelstra adjusts well to knowing this is something Jimmy Butler does.
“I mean, Jimmy always takes it to another level,” Heat coach Eric Spoelstra said with a smile after training on Saturday.
But Spoelstra also noted that this is one of the great parts they get because they play for a team in South Beach, and he is pleased that another teammate of Herro was able to join in and get bonding time while he was away.
“Yeah, I think that’s why we live in South Florida. We have to do great things.” “But if you’re not flying around, I want our guys to take advantage of the wonderful life in South Florida.
“It’s part of the recovery. And then when two teammates do it together, that’s obviously a plus as well.” Tell Spoelstra Ira Winderman.
Now the two are back and ready to face the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday to kick off the Heat’s highly anticipated season.