Media Day is typically a glorious day, breaking open a little basketball joy as the nuclear summer comes to an end for hoops heads. Everyone has their best foot forward, and it’s akin to the first day of school as everyone in front of a microphone oozes optimism for a clean slate.
Wait till the games start when that all changes.
For the time being, though, it’s fun to enjoy these things. Why not enjoy a glimpse of Brandon Ingram in a Lakers jersey?
The No.2 pick. pic.twitter.com/cy8XmMHNk8— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) September 26, 2016
Or a look at much of the core of the #squad:
Squad. #LakersMediaDay pic.twitter.com/dERQicHL7J— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 26, 2016
(Pardon Jordan for having flashbacks of the tank commander days)
Perhaps it’s the too-ridiculous-to-be-made-up nuggets like D’Angelo Russell getting bristly with Vic the Brick:
D'Angelo Russell to Vic the Brick after he was asked if he feels a new vibe: "I feel your beard itching my arm."— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) September 26, 2016
No Lakers media day would be complete without some sort of gem from Metta World Peace:
Someone asks @MettaWorldPeace to define “success” for this Lakers team. And away we go! pic.twitter.com/UbDH2I0Q6m— Bill Oram (@billoram) September 26, 2016
No Anthony Browns were posterized in the snapping of this photo
Don't do it to 'em, Larry!! Twitter Mirror fun on #LakersMediaDay pic.twitter.com/V8ibRXqmG8— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 26, 2016
Not a bad time to be a Laker fan at all.
#LakersMediaDay @J30_RANDLE pic.twitter.com/6UDUmi9RrA— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 26, 2016