When the Miami Heat traded up two spots to select former UConn guard Shabazz Napier with the 24th overall pick in last night's NBA draft, the motivation seemed immediately clear, at least to those of us staring at goat entrails: Miami is doing everything it can to convince LeBron James to stay.
The Hornets drafted Shabazz Napier, promising to unite the UConn star with fellow Huskies alum Kemba Walker. Alas, Napier was quickly traded to the Miami Heat. This is Bill Simmons reacting to the trade, stating that he's "tired of teams helping Miami."
With the NCAA tournament at a close, and the recent decision allowing Northwestern football players to vote on forming a union, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show decided to tackle an issue near and dear to our hearts. Never has the exploitation of teenagers been funnier.
Shabazz Napier had some parting shots for the NCAA following his MVP-esque performance in defeat of the Kentucky Wildcats for the NCAA Championship. Before his interview with Jim Nantz even began, Napier asked for everyone's attention and introduced the "Hungry Huskies" and told the world how pissed off they were…
After a game marked by ineptitude by both teams (especially in the waning moments of regulation) UConn guard Shabazz Napier shocked the home Villanova crowd with this extra-long-range game-winning three-pointer. The best part, of course, is that it gave us an "ONIONS!" from Bill Raftery. [ESPN]