NBA life isn't always glamorous. Sometimes, it doesn't have much to do with basketball either. Rookies from this summer's draft spent Tuesday at the Panini America NBA Rookie Photo Shoot posing for lots and lots of pics—and then signing a few while they were at it.
It wasn't all work and no play, though. In fact, from the looks of these scenes, there was plenty of play going on—replete with a lunch during which all the new faces could momentarily lay down their arms and hang out before all those competitive instincts return to the fore.
With some—like the Philadelphia 76ers' front office—already focusing their attention on 2014's draft, I think we owe the class of 2013 some love...or at least a chance. This group could be pretty good, too.
And career projections aside, these guys definitely have personality. You just have to get to know them first.