December 8, 2023

At 9:08 p.m. on June 26th, 2014, many Clevelander’s hearts dropped in pure horror. No, there wasn’t some massive tragedy, or anything of that nature. It’s just the for the first time in 10 days, former Cavaliers star LeBron James tweeted, and it wasn’t what we wanted to see., pub-2319592412860037, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

We all knew that LeBron wanted the Heat to draft Uconn PG Shabazz Napier, but this tweet he posted shortly after the Heat traded for him sealed the deal. I’ll admit, I was really taken aback in seeing this at first glance, but then I realized how absolutely silly it was for one TWEET about the 24th pick in the draft to upset me.

Currently, the Miami Heat have only one player under contract in point guard, Norris Cole. How much better will Shabazz Napier be than Cole already is? Obviously a little, maybe even a lot, but enough to trounce over the San Antonio Spurs, a team that annihilated the Heat in all aspects of the game? Please.

So when I see people tweeting that “it’s over,” and LeBron for sure isn’t coming home because of that tweet, I laugh. It’s definitely a solid first step for Miami to keep their two-time NBA Champion, I won’t deny that. However, it’s going to take a lot more to satisfy the King’s needs moving forward.

It’s amazing how this world is ran by social media, but unlike some I actually embrace it. LeBron was simply tweeting about a player that was drafted for the Miami Heat, the team he has played for each of the last four years. Had he not said anything, eyebrows would have been raised as well.

Additionally, let’s take into account that LeBron most likely saw every pick including the first overall selection. He witnessed the Cavs drafting former Kansas star Andrew Wiggins, adding yet another young piece to our strong foundation for the future. @KingJames simply did not share those positive thoughts with the world, because realistically he can’t. Come on, that would cause an uproar he really doesn’t want to deal with at this point.

LeBron’s tweet definitely meant something, but in no way, shape or form does it make any decision close to being final.

-Zach Shafron

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