TAG: Shabazz Napier

Twitter, Video Games / Aug 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

Joel Embiid On Why Shabazz Napier Gets Dunked On By LeBron In NBA 2K15 Trailer

Joel Embiid

2K Sports released an extended trailer for NBA 2K15 this week. In it, Miami Heat rookie guard Shabazz Napier is featured prominently towards the end when he’s on the receiving end of a slam dunk from LeBron James. Sixers rookie Joel Embiid took to Twitter last night and explained why. Read More »

College / Aug 4, 2014 / 4:45 pm

2014 NBA Rookies Choose Their Jersey Nicknames

NBA Draft

Last season news broke the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets would debut a new idea from the NBA where they would replace the last names on the back of their uniform with a nickname of their own choosing. The NBA went ahead with the plan as various monikers were spotted on the back of the uniforms for both teams, but we wanted to know what nicknames this year’s crop of rookies would choose if given the chance. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Aug 4, 2014 / 2:30 pm

2014 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot: Superhero Edition

Batman

The 2014 NBA Draft has been hyped for a couple years now. Some think it’s right up there with the 2003 Draft that featured the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh. Others think it’s too early to tell what stars it might produce. Regardless, these rookies are already larger than life, so we thought it only appropriate to ask them during the 2014 NBA Rookie Shoot yesterday in Tarrytown, New York which superhero is their favorite. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 19, 2014 / 9:45 am

Shabazz Napier: From Mission Hill To Mission Impossible

Shabazz Napier

When people hear the name “Shabazz Napier” they think of a two-time NCAA National Champion. They think of a kid who has become a household name. They think of the guy Miami traded for on draft night to try and make LeBron James happy.

But for me, I think of the feisty little kid with cornrows and glasses that I once called my teammate in the Roxbury YMCA’s “No Books, No Ball” basketball league. I think of his mom, Carmen Velasquez being the loudest in packed gym during our Saturday morning games. I think of his older brother Timmie leading his high school team to the state championship game at the Boston Garden and scoring 27 points. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 26, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Heat Trade For LeBron Favorite Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier was selected with the 24th pick of the NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets, and every University of Connecticut fan’s dream had come true. Napier would team with former Husky Kemba Walker in the Charlotte backcourt to re-create the magic that led UConn to the 2011 NCAA title. But then 60 seconds passed, those hopes were dashed, and new ones emerged – those of LeBron James. The Miami Heat agreed to a trade with the Hornets that would land Napier in South Beach. Read More »

Mock Draft, NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Dime Mock Draft 6.0: The Final Edition

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

This marks the last mock before the 2014 NBA Draft begins tonight. While there continues to be a ton of activity, even at the front of the draft, these are the best guesses as to the order each player will be selected and which team will acquire them. Based off all the chatter so far, we’re bound to see some huge changes before it’s all said and done, though. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 25, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Heat Looking To Trade Up For Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier

Mario Chalmers is an unrestricted free agent and coming off arguably the worst stretch of play in his six-year career. Norris Cole is the only player on the Miami Heat roster with a guaranteed contract for next season, but seems best suited to continue his role as a backup going forward. With so much uncertainty at point guard, Pat Riley is reportedly targeting LeBron James favorite Shabazz Napier in Thursday’s NBA draft. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 23, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The Top 5 PG Prospects In This Year’s NBA Draft

Shabazz Napier

I don’t think there’s any question that last year’s NBA Draft was one of the worst we’ve ever witnessed. Particularly, it doesn’t help that No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett had a horrific season with many already writing him off as a bust, and that other top five picks–Alex Len, Cody Zeller and even Otto Porter Jr., for the time he did play–disappointed fans this season. Read More »

College / Apr 16, 2014 / 12:00 pm

NCAA Approves Unlimited Meals For Athletes After Shabazz Napier Quote

Shabazz Napier

Before the 2014 NCAA Final between the Connecticut Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats, UCONN senior Shabazz Napier, made headlines when he called Northwestern union ruling, “kind of great.” Napier ruffled some Connecticut lawmaker’s feathers when he said that sometimes he goes to bed “starving.” Now the NCAA has approved a plan to give college athletes carte blanche to consume as much free food and snacks as they want. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 10, 2014 / 11:30 am

8 Prospects Who Raised Their NBA Draft Stock In The NCAA Tournament

Cleanthony Early

March is over–isn’t that hard to believe? Not many people would have guessed that the University of Connecticut would be the team ripping down the nets when all was said and done. I mean, I had them losing in the second round to St. Joe’s–but they kept coming back and proving why we should never doubt a program as prestigious as UConn in the tournament. Read More »