Shabazz Napier speaks out against the NCAA after UConn wins National Championship

Shabazz Napier used UConn's championship to speak out against the NCAA

4/8/14 in NCAABB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Apr 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Connecticut Huskies guard Shabazz Napier waves to the crowd after cutting down a piece of the net following the championship game of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament against the Kentucky Wildcats at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY SportsShabazz Napier knew exactly what he was going to say after the UConn Huskies won the men's NCAA tournament. He said he was planning it out 24 hours in advance, because he knew UConn would win, and he knew he'd be the man behind the microphone.

When his moment arrived, he took his opportunity to rebuke the NCAA for their sanctions against UConn over the past season, when they were banned from participating in the 2013 tournament.

Napier has a point, and showed exactly how the NCAA takes advantage of its student athletes, and punishes groups of them for the transgressions of a small minority.

Napier won the Most Outstanding Player award in the tournament, and led the Huskies in the title game with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. He shot an impressive 8 for 16, including 4 for 9 from three point range and a perfect 2 for 2 from the free throw line.

Congrats to the UConn Huskies, who defied the odds and won a National Championship. And kudos to Napier for speaking out against the NCAA, when so many players are unable to.

Hat tip to FTW
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