It was one of the stories of draft night — the NBA runner-up Miami Heat pulling off a shrewd deal to pick up national champion point guard Shabazz Napier. But after a whirlwind two weeks ended with LeBron James announcing his return to Cleveland last week, what looked like basketball’s newest bromance is over before it ever really began.
And it all played out on social media . . . sort of.
First, let’s rewind. When the Heat acquired Napier, the 24th overall pick, back in June, James let the world know his happiness.
Of course, Napier is not the first rookie to be spurned by James and let his emotions come out on Twitter. Shortly after he was drafted No. 3 overall, Kansas big man Joel Embiid attempted to recruit LeBron to Philadelphia.
@KingJames hey bro hope you're having a good day…… Want to join us in philly?? Peace