Shabazz Napier Rumors

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Shabazz Napier
Shabazz Napier
Position: G
Born: 07/14/91
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $2,361,359
If one ever wondered what an example of fight, a picture of determination or a testament to the virtue of hard work looked like, people on the Trail Blazers will point you to the locker of point guard Shabazz Napier. “I don’t know how you would put it, or what the politically correct way to phrase it is, but … Shabazz is a dog,’’ guard Pat Connaughton said. “He fights. All the time.’’ Added captain Damian Lillard: “He’s an every-day guy. That’s 100 percent a fact.’’
But while his teammates see his dogged practice approach, and fans see his ready-when-called-upon game performance, it has been something behind the scenes that drives Napier. It’s a single voice, from back in his youth. “My mother instilled this quote in me,’’ Napier said. “She said, ‘The easiest thing you can do in life is quit.’ That has stayed with me since I was young. I never wanted to be a quitter. I always wanted to win. My NBA career hasn’t panned out like I wanted it to,’’ Napier said. “But at the end of the day, I’m not going to quit.’’