Heat rookie deletes tweets and unfollows LeBron James after his return to Cavaliers

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Rookie point guard Shabazz Napier was recently acquired by the Miami Heat and was part of the plan to bring back LeBron James to South Beach but with the King returning to Cleveland, Napier has already started the exodus of memories that were filled with hope of playing alongside James.

It was one of the stories of draft night, the point guard that brought an NCAA championship to the Connecticut Huskies had failed to climb the mock draft boards but there was one man in the NBA who truly believed he was the best of his class, LeBron James.

James who was with the Miami Heat expressed his view that he would love to play alongside a point guard like Napier, with the NBA superstar opting out of his current deal with the franchise, the organisation believed that acquiring the rookie would be a step in the direction of keeping James.

Alas, even with signing Napier after a draft day trade, James made the incredible decision of 'going home' and signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Napier must've heard the news quite quickly and realised that he wasn't going to be playing alongside the best player in the world like he had previously hoped and thought.

The rookie took quick action and the story then began to unfold on social media.

Firstly, after being drafted the first person that Napier followed was @KingJames, LeBron James' official twitter account.

Then the news broke of James return, Napier took instantly to twitter to unfollow his fellow professional and then continued to delete all tweets that he had sent to James.

Whilst you can understand the difficulty Napier would have realising that he would no longer play with LeBron in Miami, the act resembles an ex-girlfriend deleting texts after a break up.

Napier can take solace in the fact that he is not the only rookie to be spurned by James this off-season, not even the only one to be publicly recognised to have done so through social media.

Joel Embiid who was the third overall selection in this year's draft started his recruiting for his new team straight after being drafted.

The big center out of Kansas after shortly joining the Philadelphia 76ers started tweeting James about possibly joining him in the city of brotherly love whilst he was still a free agent.

Unfortunately for Embiid and 76er fans, his plea's to the king fell on deaf ears as it was reported that LeBron had signed a two year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

LeBron James
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