NBA teams have taken their requisite pictures which can be disseminated in promotional materials you’ll probably throw away almost immediately, but it’s unfair to condemn the practice of making enormous people pose in dumb ways with balls, since the result is so wonderfully goofy. Here are, for one reason or another, the best photos.
A larger, more glorious version of Hoodie Melo:
Jeremy Lin listens to, and respects, the basketball:
Here’s Michael Beasley’s face—but is it really his face? What does “face” mean? Who can know?
Here are Michael Beasley’s 10 fingers—or are they 11??
It’s hard to look tough when you deliberately pose like that:
At last, there is photographic proof that the Sixers signed Emeka Okafor to play for them, and not for some other role. He’s holding a basketball and everything:
If that doesn’t work, Kris Humphries is there, too:
This is 7-foot-1 center Luke Kornet and not, as I originally thought, a Sports Illustrated web writer who infiltrated the Knicks’ photo day for a laugh:
A lovely shot of Mike Scott’s emoji-peppered arm:
Marcin Gortat kept the Zangief look going:
Soak in a very detailed photo of Kelly Olynyk’s chin:
This non-photoshopped image is the closest Atlanta Hawks fans can get to pretending LeBron plays for their team:
Walter “Edys” Tavares, the 7-foot-3 Cavaliers center, can engulf a basketball with his hands:
Yes, everyone knows who you are:
When the internet has ruined your brain and all you can think about at any given moment of the day is Pizzagate:
From left to right: Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, @dubsfan35, @KDdynasty, @tha__servant, @willmcavoyACN, and Steph Curry: