06/27/2014 08:24 am ET Updated Jun 27, 2014

Miami Heat Acquires UConn's Shabazz Napier In Draft-day Deal

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For the first time during the LeBron James Era, the Heat generated a groundswell of excitement with a draft pick.

And the Heat did it by procuring a player, Shabazz Napier, that James on Thursday called “my favorite player in the draft.”

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