SLAM does a nice job of choosing the 20 best photos that were taken yesterday at the 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot. It’s a rite of passage for most rookies to help shape their image. Most keep it light and look goofy (Anthony Davis), while others take it seriously (Michael Kidd-Gilchrist).
For the most part, it’s been a funfest of poses at the 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, which is why I like the above picture of Kidd-Gilchrist. He looks like he’s all business and if he’s going to help the Charlotte Bobcats get past being the worst team ever in the NBA by percentage points, Kidd-Gilchrist is going to have to do some damage and do what he has to. It’s not like he’s going to have a lot of help.
On the opposite end, Kidd-Christ’s former Kentucky teammate, Anthony Davis, seems to keep it relaxed and fun. Of course, it helps that he was a part of the gold medal-winning Team USA and got to spend a few weeks with a group of NBA All-Stars and surefire future NBA Hall of Famers. Plus, unlike Kidd-Gilchrist, Davis is going to a team with some nice talent and he won’t have the burden totally on his shoulders (thanks, Eric Gordon) to lift the New Orleans Hornets to contention.