You know what the greatest thing about having this blog is? You get to know people that share the same hobby, love or even work with you. Over the last four years, I’ve gotten to know many interesting people that work for organizations like the Euroleague, NBA and FIBA.
But the true fans that I really appreciate are people who also blog – it really is like a big family – the basketball bloggers. Aren’t we different from all these journalists? I think somehow this puts us together (and not only because Mark Cuban said so). I’ve been lucky to get to know people like Henry Abbott from ESPN’s truehoop, Ryan McNeill from hoopsaddict and the guys from “The Hoop Doctors” – of course those aren’t the only ones I want to mention, but I’ve these people from the beginning, and the guys from hoops doctor are the reason for this article.
Surfing around their web site, I found some nice pictures that their fans sent in. As Os Davis mentioned in one of his recent articles, pictures say more than 1000 words; in this case, pictures say more than anything.
Check out Andre Kirilenko:
[singlepic=147,320,240,,center] (Courtesy of thehoopdoctors.com)
Well, we all have pictures like this taken at one stage of our life, right? Okay, maybe not … but the funny part is that this girl must be very popular amongst European players:
[singlepic=146,320,240,,center] (Courtesy of thehoopdoctors.com)
These two aren’t the only ones that take pictures with girls. Before and after every game you can see girls and boys trying to get a picture with their star – and so does Pau Gasol. Well, this is special since it was taken at a club; Pau looks REALLY excited and wears the funniest shirt I have ever seen on anyone:
[singlepic=149,320,240,,center] (Courtesy of thehoopdoctors.com)
Oh yes, it’s offseason for the Euroleague and Viktor Khyrapa, the former Chicago Bull, is now sitting on the CSKA bench, and this is what Viktor is probably doing:
[singlepic=148,320,240,,center] (Courtesy of thehoopdoctors.com)
In case you’re also interested in NBA players taking pictures like this, the hoop doctors have more of the stuff!