Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Evan Turner Goes for Funk Dunk Pose, Others Look Silly

This pic was part of the NBA's annual Rookie Photo Shoot – it’s the only one featuring Evan Turner that the NBA posted in their website slideshow. I would’ve liked to have seen some more of E.T. but the slideshow spreads around the love pretty evenly to all the rookies.

I’d give that pose a solid 7, I suppose. It’s nothing too spectacularly cool (like the style of photo shot for John Wall), but at least Turner didn’t embarrass himself.

Speaking of embarrass, quite a few rooks did an excellent job of doing just that...

Highlighted by Luke Babbitt's painfully weak photo.

This one is by far my favorite. It is downright turrible. Someone should’ve been a pal and brought the trampoline out for Mr. Babbitt here. As quickly as he got off the ground, he’s immediately plummeting back to earth. He’s coming NOWHERE CLOSE to the rim and decided to close his eyes in the last frame. Seriously Luke… what went through your mind that made you think this was a good idea? You had to have had an inkling you couldn’t pull this off.

Anyway, there’s a bunch of other photos from the event that are equally awkward and hilarious. I’m not going to go into them here – Trey Kerby of Ball Don’t Lie has put together a fantastic collection, complete with some funny commentary. You really need to go check out his post and see for yourself how un-athletic white guys look and how difficult it is for black guys to look angry when they’re really not.

[Ball Don't Lie - Scenes from the 2010 rookie photo shoot]

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