NBA Draft 2014: Hornets flip Napier to Heat; LeBron likes it

Written By Tom Gatto
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It was fun for the 10 or so seconds it lasted: Shabazz Napier, national champion UConn point guard, headed to Charlotte to team up with another Huskies champion guard.

Alas, the Hornets took at No. 24 just to flip him to the Heat in exchange for picks 26 (which became North Carolina guard/D-League P.J. Hairston) and 55 in this year's draft and a future second-round selection.

MORE: Round 1 tracker: Hornets get Vonleh at 9 | Wiggins worst-dressed

Still, the initial news of Napier going to Charlotte was met with great approval by that other UConn champion, Hornets point guard Kemba Walker:

Oh, and in case you're wondering how the Napier trade is playing with a certain free-agent superstar who has made Miami home the past four seasons, wonder no more:

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