Help is on the way. The Miami Heat seemed to make LeBron James happy on Thursday night by trading up with the Charlotte Hornets to snag point guard Shabazz Napier out of UConn. James, who recently opted out of his contract and will become a free agent this summer, quickly took to Twitter and praised the 2014 national champion.
My favorite player in the draft! #Napier
After Napier led the UConn Huskies to an NCAA championship back in April, the four-time NBA MVP tweeted that no point guard should be taken before him in the draft. While Heat president Pat Riley didn’t seem happy with the cost of moving up to get Napier, he may have at least started the process in making sure LeBron stays in Miami.