Best, worst, funniest shots from NBA team photo day
Dec 23, 2011 6:38a ET
Golden State Warriors Monta Ellis wears a New Years hat and glasses
December 12, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Monta Ellis (8) wears a New Years hat and glasses during a video segment recording during media day at the Golden State Warriors Practice Facility.
Show some enthusiasm
Hornets center Chris Kaman can't even pretend to be excited about playing in New Orleans this season. General manager Dell Demps may be regretting this deal.
New Orleans' newest Hornets — small forward Al-Farouq Aminu (3), guard Eric Gordon (10) and center Chris Kaman (35) — seem none too pleased with the trade that brought them to The Big Easy.
Chris Paul could have been a Laker, but that deal was nixed. Instead, the script called for him to come to Los Angeles via the Clippers.
You thought the lockout was rough? That was just the beginning of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant's troubles.
Watch your head!
Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin looks as if he's going to crash through the ceiling while filming a video.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (nee Ron Artest) turns his back on photographers so they can shoot the name on his jersey.
Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (left) small forward LeBron James (center) and power forward Chris Bosh look toward the future, not back at their Finals failure.
Miami Heat guard Terrel Harris thinks a championship is within the Heat's grasp as he poses during media day at American Airlines Arena. Or maybe he's doing a Usain Bolt impression.
Dwight Howard remains in an Orlando Magic jersey, but for how long?
Be the ball
Boston Celtics team photographer Brian Babineau goes for an artsy shot of power forward Kevin Garnett.
Gotta hand it to him
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo's hands are so large he can palm the basketball with ease. Look, he'll show you.
Never gets old
Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill and point guard Steve Nash have done a lot of photo shoots in 32 combined NBA seasons.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson gets into the Christmas spirit while recording a video segment.
Golden State Warriors forward Jeremy Tyler dons a festive outfit if not a festive facial expression.
Future's so bright
Golden State Warriors shooting guard Monta Ellis looks as if he's ready for 2012 to get under way.
Auld Lang Syne
Golden State Warriors center Andris Biedrins is giddy with excitement about 2012.
Shoulder to shoulder
Carmelo Anthony (7), Tyson Chandler (6) and Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks add up to a formidable frontcourt.
Ham it up
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, small forward Luol Deng and power forward Carlos Boozer (from left) have something to smile about.
Charlotte Bobcats forward Corey Maggette flexes some muscle.
Wizard of ahhs
Washington Wizards guard John Wall lights up during the Wizards media day at Verizon Center.
Pack of Wolves
Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams (from left) will try to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves out of the NBA cellar.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has a moment with the Larry O'Brien NBA championship trophy.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) and forward Brian Cardinal show their love for the team's first NBA title.
Line of defense
Dallas Mavericks forward Vince Carter (25), forward Shawn Marion (0), forward Dirk Nowitzki (41), guard Jason Kidd (2)m forward Lamar Odom (7) and guard Jason Terry will try to help Dallas defend its title.
On a mission
Former Brigham Young star Jimmer Fredette of the Sacramento Kings poses for a photo on his very first NBA media day at Power Balance Pavilion.