When the Miami Heat selected Shabazz Napier, many theorized that it was another step to keeping LeBron James, who recently opted out from his contract. While it seems strange to think that a late-first rounder could sway LeBron in either direction, he did have high praise for Napier after the trade.
My favorite player in the draft! #Napier
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 27, 2014
During UConn’s National Championship win over Kentucky, James tweeted that he thought that Napier was the best point guard in the draft. Clearly the Heat remembered that remark.