NBA media day – where GIFs are born and memes are immortalised – is back for another year.
And what a day it is, one which provides more off-court entertainment in the space of hours than most leagues will give you all year.
There’s so much incredible content, in fact, that trying to consume it all can be quite the daunting process.
So we’ve done our best to wade through all of Monday’s absurdity and bring you the very best bits.
Here we go.
Kawhi Leonard will haunt your dreams
Kawhi Leonard is laughing during his press conference!! 😱
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) September 24, 2018
Before today it was hard to find a single documented case of Kawhi Leonard smiling, let along laughing.
Now I think it’s safe to say we all wish it had stayed that way.
Kawhi_laugh.exe has stopped working. pic.twitter.com/YKR7yu1Nct
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) September 25, 2018
Udonis Haslem has a death wish
This is what Udonis Haslem was just up to at Miami Heat media day.
“D-Wade got the last dance. I got the last… stance.”@ThisIsUD pic.twitter.com/FwhnoJ7efu
— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) September 24, 2018
Can you image the panic in Eric Spoelstra’s eyes if LeBron tried this during the Heatles era?
Steven Adams tells Patrick Patterson to GTFO
Thank god he was joking.
Enes Kanter provides way too much information
Uhhh Enes Kanter is REALLY excited for the new NBA season 🙈pic.twitter.com/fkJQSq51CH
— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 24, 2018
Please elaborate, said no one ever.
JR gonna JR
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) September 24, 2018
Dario Saric didn’t text Joel Embiid back all summer
“You don’t text… you don’t call.” 😂@JoelEmbiid and @dariosaric reuniting on #NBAMediaDay is a tradition like none other. #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/y42l9ZjE8P
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) September 24, 2018
Thankfully the bromance is still intact.
Russell Westbrook is trolling reporters already
Russell Westbrook with his first dunk of the season 😅
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) September 24, 2018
Some things never change.
Carmelo Anthony still isn’t ready to talk about coming off the bench
Carmelo Anthony says he hasn’t had discussions about coming off the bench versus starting yet, but he felt very wanted by the organization and appreciates that. pic.twitter.com/JE4cAAJcXA
— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) September 24, 2018
You can’t run from it forever, Melo.
Channing Frye will never stop trolling
[email protected]_Frye got to the Q early to get “some dude’s” former locker 🤣 (via @kevinlove) pic.twitter.com/YVc6DFa2iY
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) September 24, 2018
Serial troll Channing Frye with no chill, and all the chill in the world, all at the same.
Lauri Markkanen tried to teach Kris Dunn Finnish and it did not go well
Speaking Finnish can be just a tad difficult…right, @MarkkanenLauri and @KrisDunn3 😂 pic.twitter.com/q4nkv2o8Ye
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) September 24, 2018
Sorry mate, could you repeat that?
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s jersey is whack
"So you're going want to go straight up Xander, make a sharp left on Ale and head down Gilgeous." (📸 @CWallaceLAC) pic.twitter.com/C7vqviwTt8
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) September 25, 2018
There must’ve been a better way to do this.
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