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Card Company Proves NBA's Brightest Young Stars Make for Horrible Artists

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 17, 2012

If you want high-level basketball on the hardwood, the NBA's brightest young talents can be of service. But if you want an accurate representation of a Wildcat put to paper, you would be better off visiting a local elementary school. 

Panini America (h/t Deadspin) recently brought us the artistic stylings of some youthful NBA stars. When you see how they fared, your funny bone will be glad that these drawings were made public. 

It seems during the 2012 Rookie Transition Program and 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, officials from Panini America asked the up-and-comers to put their Pictionary skills to the test and draw a doodle to be enjoyed for years to come. 

Thankfully, we got to enjoy them a little early.  

First up is Anthony Davis with his "Fear the Brow" sketch. 

We get it, you have one eyebrow.

No one on the face of the planet who has been handed eyebrow lemons has made more eyebrow lemonade than this guy. 

The Bobcats' Kemba Walker decided to be even lazier, drawing his own thumb. 

Toronto's Jonas Valanciunas drew a car. At least, that's what our first guess was. 

It looks like he was playing a game of Draw Something with mittens on during an earthquake. 

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist pays homage to the Kentucky Wildcats by drawing a mutilated cat thing and, well, something else. 

We have no clue what that is supposed to be. This being a family site, we will go ahead and ignore it for the time being. 

Judging from the other drawings, this card from Bradley Beal is the Mona Lisa.

There is plenty more masterful doodling at Panini America

This would be adorable if the company said they received these drawings from fourth-grade hoops fans. That they came from the handy work of grown men makes this all the more head-scratching. 

So, if you see an NBA player with a pen in his hand, don't ask for his autograph. Instead, knock that thing out of his hand and save us all.

 

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