Every NBA team's weirdest, best and/or most awkward media day photo

In many ways, NBA media day is like the first day of school. Everybody catches each other up on what they’ve been doing all summer. They’ve all lost weight, added muscle and improved their skills. This year’s class may not get through an entire season 100 percent, but they believe they can help each other ace this season’s test, and to get there they must take it one quiz at a time. Their teachers — or, in this case, their teams’ public relations departments — try to ease the tension with a series of ice-breaking exercises. Nobody wants to be there, everyone looks ridiculous, and in the end, it’s enough to unite everyone around the idea that they’re better off just getting down to business.

Before we break for the season, here is each team’s weirdest, best and/or most awkward moments from one of those ice-breaking exercises — the photo shoot. Click through the slideshow for the captions and try to top them in the comment section.

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<p>Cameraman: “Hey guys, LeBron James has <a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/lebron-james-nickname-lakers-notorious-bench-crew-mud-003050095.html" data-ylk="slk:a new nickname;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link rapid-noclick-resp yahoo-link">a new nickname</a> for you — MUD.”<br>Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, Michael Beasley and Rajon Rondo: “Just take the picture.”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Los Angeles Lakers: The Meme Team

Cameraman: “Hey guys, LeBron James has a new nickname for you — MUD.”
Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, Michael Beasley and Rajon Rondo: “Just take the picture.”
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “What are you eating?”<br>Dario Saric: “A doughnut.”<br>Cameraman: “Oh, I thought it was the number of playoff series wins you have against the Celtics.”<br>(AP) </p>
Philadelphia 76ers

Cameraman: “What are you eating?”
Dario Saric: “A doughnut.”
Cameraman: “Oh, I thought it was the number of playoff series wins you have against the Celtics.”
(AP)

<p>Cameraman: “Show us your best basketball move.”<br>Timofey Mozgov: “Here goes.”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Orlando Magic

Cameraman: “Show us your best basketball move.”
Timofey Mozgov: “Here goes.”
(Getty Images)

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<p>Cameraman: “You know, you don’t have to wear the brace in the picture.”<br>Devin Booker: “Do you want to know how I broke my hand?”<br>(AP) </p>
Phoenix Suns

Cameraman: “You know, you don’t have to wear the brace in the picture.”
Devin Booker: “Do you want to know how I broke my hand?”
(AP)

<p>Cameraman: “How many wins did you guys have last year?”<br>Dirk Nowitzki: “This many!”<br>(AP) </p>
Dallas Mavericks

Cameraman: “How many wins did you guys have last year?”
Dirk Nowitzki: “This many!”
(AP)

<p>Cameraman: “Pose like we’re making your first solo easy-listening album.”<br>Chandler Parsons: “I read you loud and clear.<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Memphis Grizzlies

Cameraman: “Pose like we’re making your first solo easy-listening album.”
Chandler Parsons: “I read you loud and clear.
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb4C7vSByMM" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Believe it or not, I’m walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free …" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Believe it or not, I’m walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free …</a>“<br>Ron Baker: “I might be the greatest American hero, but I’m not <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001411/?ref_=tt_cl_t1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:William Katt" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">William Katt</a>, man.”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
New York Knicks

Cameraman: “Believe it or not, I’m walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free …
Ron Baker: “I might be the greatest American hero, but I’m not William Katt, man.”
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “Wait, did they pull you in here from that pickup game outside?”<br>Raymond Felton: “No, I really do still play for the Thunder.”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Oklahoma City Thunder

Cameraman: “Wait, did they pull you in here from that pickup game outside?”
Raymond Felton: “No, I really do still play for the Thunder.”
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “This is the biggest camera we have, Boban.”<br>Boban Marjanovic: “What is this camera that you speak of?”<br>(AP) </p>
Los Angeles Clippers

Cameraman: “This is the biggest camera we have, Boban.”
Boban Marjanovic: “What is this camera that you speak of?”
(AP)

<p>Cameraman: “Guy who can’t play defense says what.”<br>Marco Belinelli: “What?”<br>(AP) </p>
San Antonio Spurs

Cameraman: “Guy who can’t play defense says what.”
Marco Belinelli: “What?”
(AP)

<p>Cameraman: “Yes, you have to do this, Eric.”<br>Eric Bledsoe: “<a href="https://twitter.com/ebled2/status/922201984211369984?lang=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:I Dont wanna be here" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">I Dont wanna be here</a>.”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Milwaukee Bucks

Cameraman: “Yes, you have to do this, Eric.”
Eric Bledsoe: “I Dont wanna be here.”
(Getty Images)

<p>Yogi Ferrell: “Want to see me do a one-handed handstand?”<br>Cameraman: “Sure?”<br>Vlade Divac: [stops smoking a cigarette] “Yogi, no!”<br>(AP) </p>
Dallas Mavericks

Yogi Ferrell: “Want to see me do a one-handed handstand?”
Cameraman: “Sure?”
Vlade Divac: [stops smoking a cigarette] “Yogi, no!”
(AP)

<p>Cameraman: “I’m just going to throw you a really hard chest pass.”<br>E’Twaun Moore: “That’s not my chest!”<br>(AP) </p>
New Orleans Pelicans

Cameraman: “I’m just going to throw you a really hard chest pass.”
E’Twaun Moore: “That’s not my chest!”
(AP)

<p>Cameraman: [walks into the room]<br>Juan Hernangomez: “Oh, hi there. Have you met my friend, Basketball?”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Denver Nuggets

Cameraman: [walks into the room]
Juan Hernangomez: “Oh, hi there. Have you met my friend, Basketball?”
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “You have the right to remain silent …”<br>Seth Curry: “I swear I didn’t do it, man.”<br>(AP) </p>
Portland Trail Blazers

Cameraman: “You have the right to remain silent …”
Seth Curry: “I swear I didn’t do it, man.”
(AP)

<p>Cameraman: “The only thing we could find that is as tall as you is this weird giraffe thing.”<br>Clint Capela: “Cool, we’re best friends now.”<br>(AP) </p>
Houston Rockets

Cameraman: “The only thing we could find that is as tall as you is this weird giraffe thing.”
Clint Capela: “Cool, we’re best friends now.”
(AP)

<p>Quin Snyder: “I’m here to audition for the ‘Wings’ reboot.”<br>Cameraman: “Um, Quin, you realize — ah, screw it.” [takes picture anyway]<br>(AP) </p>
Utah Jazz

Quin Snyder: “I’m here to audition for the ‘Wings’ reboot.”
Cameraman: “Um, Quin, you realize — ah, screw it.” [takes picture anyway]
(AP)

<p>Kevin Durant: “This helmet protects me from all the Twitter trolls.” <br>Cameraman: “OK, cupcake.”<br>(AP) </p>
Golden State Warriors

Kevin Durant: “This helmet protects me from all the Twitter trolls.”
Cameraman: “OK, cupcake.”
(AP)

<p>Cameraman: “You look like an actual cartoon.”<br>Robin Lopez: “I can die now.”<br>(AP) </p>
Chicago Bulls

Cameraman: “You look like an actual cartoon.”
Robin Lopez: “I can die now.”
(AP)

<p>Cameraman: “Point to what’s wrong with the Atlanta Hawks.”<br>Omari Spellman: “Hey, what the …”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Atlanta Hawks

Cameraman: “Point to what’s wrong with the Atlanta Hawks.”
Omari Spellman: “Hey, what the …”
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “OK, show me your mean face.”<br>Dzanan Musa: “You want some of this?”<br>All 29 other teams: “Yes. Yes, we do.”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Brooklyn Nets

Cameraman: “OK, show me your mean face.”
Dzanan Musa: “You want some of this?”
All 29 other teams: “Yes. Yes, we do.”
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “Show me how you really feel about being the subject of trade rumors all summer.”<br>Kemba Walker: [does this]<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Charlotte Hornets

Cameraman: “Show me how you really feel about being the subject of trade rumors all summer.”
Kemba Walker: [does this]
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “Show me Blue Steel.”<br>Reggie Hearn: “I got you.”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Detroit Pistons

Cameraman: “Show me Blue Steel.”
Reggie Hearn: “I got you.”
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “Stop making that face.”<br>Dwight Howard: “What face?”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Washington Wizards

Cameraman: “Stop making that face.”
Dwight Howard: “What face?”
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “Wait, weren’t you my math teacher in middle school?”<br>Bojan Bogdanovic: “Well, I am an advanced stats darling.”<br>(AP) </p>
Indiana Pacers

Cameraman: “Wait, weren’t you my math teacher in middle school?”
Bojan Bogdanovic: “Well, I am an advanced stats darling.”
(AP)

<p>Cameraman: “You can get down now, Udonis.”<br>Udonis Haslem: “I’m too old to get down. I live here now.”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Miami Heat

Cameraman: “You can get down now, Udonis.”
Udonis Haslem: “I’m too old to get down. I live here now.”
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “Hey, remember when you blew Game 1 of the NBA Finals.”<br>J.R. Smith: “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCsO56kWwTc" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.</a>“<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Cleveland Cavaliers

Cameraman: “Hey, remember when you blew Game 1 of the NBA Finals.”
J.R. Smith: “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.
(Getty Images)

<p>Nick Nurse: “Like this?”<br>Cameraman: “No, Nick, you talk through your mouth. Put the mic in front of your mouth.”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Toronto Raptors

Nick Nurse: “Like this?”
Cameraman: “No, Nick, you talk through your mouth. Put the mic in front of your mouth.”
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “I’m going to die today, aren’t I?”<br>Terry Rozier: “What’s your favorite scary movie?”<br>(Getty Images) </p>
Boston Celtics

Cameraman: “I’m going to die today, aren’t I?”
Terry Rozier: “What’s your favorite scary movie?”
(Getty Images)

<p>Cameraman: “<a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/tom-thibodeau-jimmy-butler-minnesota-timberwolves-trade-glen-taylor-karl-anthony-towns-andrew-wiggins-saga-174209972.html" data-ylk="slk:Act like your entire organization isn’t going up in flames.;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link rapid-noclick-resp yahoo-link">Act like your entire organization isn’t going up in flames.</a>“<br>Tom Thibodeau: “I’m not trading Jimmy Butler.” [poses]<br>(AP) </p>
Minnesota Timberwolves

Cameraman: “Act like your entire organization isn’t going up in flames.
Tom Thibodeau: “I’m not trading Jimmy Butler.” [poses]
(AP)

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