Shabazz Napier Unfollows and Deletes All Tweets to LeBron James

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 14, 2014

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It's safe to say that LeBron James hasn't made many friends from this year's rookie class. First, Joel Embiid blocked James on Twitter after his recruiting pitches went unanswered. Now, Shabazz Napier is erasing anything related to James on his Twitter account.

Update: July 15 at 10:43 p.m. ET

Shabazz Napier has addressed the Twitter drama, via ESPN.com's James Ham:

The whole thing about that is I don't know how to work Twitter yet and I'm not on my Twitter, so I don't know where that came from.

I don't pay attention to it. It gets brought to me by family members, but I don't pay any attention to it. I just think it's how it is. Media wants something to bite on.

--End of Update--

When the Miami Heat drafted Napier, it appeared that the pick would help the team keep LeBron in South Beach. After all, James had made it known that he was a big Napier fan. It looked like drafting the point guard was a wise move by Miami.

Napier even followed James right after the draft:

Over the weekend, James signed a two-year deal, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, with the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Napier has since unfollowed the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, and he has deleted any tweets sent to him.

That's probably the best way for the young player to handle the disappointment. Napier entered the league thinking that he was going to play with arguably the best player in the world. Now that James has signed elsewhere, Napier and the Heat have to move on.

[Ethan J. Skolnick, h/t Black Sports Online]

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