NBA

Shabazz Napier Unfollows and Deletes All Tweets to LeBron James

Getty Images
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 14, 2014

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]

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices