The Las Vegas Summer League in Pictures: Part I

I’m a huge Hunter S. Thompson fan. So when I climbed into my huge red ’71 Chevy Impala Convertible with two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls booked a flight on JetBlue, I took my Samoan Attorney a photographer and movie cameraperson with me. She took a slew of great photos. More coming tomorrow.

I recommend clicking on the images. They’re prettier full size. All photos are a by Laura Nespola. Enjoy!

 

 

Not sure who this scout works for, but he was taking extensive notes.
Not sure who this scout works for, but he was taking extensive notes.

 

 

Will Barton being helped off the court. As you can see, it looked really bad.
Will Barton being helped off the court. As you can see, it looked really bad.

 

This photo was taken at the end of the game, when both teams were utterly exhausted.

 

 

Thomas Robinson bricking a dunk.
Thomas Robinson bricking a dunk.

 

 

Sacre
Sacre bein’ Sacre.

 

 

camera guy
Yes, the guy operating the boom mike is checking out the ref’s tuchus.

 

 

dan dantoni
Peep the varying reactions by everyone — the crowd, the players on the bench, Dan D’Antoni — to whatever occurred during this play.

 

 

kids
Dear Unnamed Kid in this photo, I will totally make a poster of you getting serious air during a timeout dunking contest for your home or office.

 

 

on ball defense
A failed swipe of the ball from Josh Selby.

 

 

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Like Bill Russell said, “This game has always been – and will always be – about buckets.”

 

Part II (and possibly III) will run in the next couple of days. If any bloggers/writers/scriveners would like to republish these at his/her fine site, hit me up on the Twitter and I’ll send the originals.

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