Perhaps the most exciting thing about any new NBA season is the rookie side of the roster. Each team does its best to select the new players that will be most likely to carry them right through the playoffs and into the championship, and that strategy is represented in each rookie throughout the league. Some fail to live up to the hype, of course, but a number of rookies stand out and become the thing that legends are made of. Perhaps that can be seen in some of this year's standouts, like New Orleans rookie Brian Roberts. Though hardly heard of at the beginning of the season, Roberts earned the title of "rising star" as the season went on.
Rookies of the month, like Damian Lillard of the Trail Blazers, create a bit more buzz and drive fans to get commemorative photos that they'll proudly show off when names like "Lillard" are the talk of playoffs and championships. Of course, even more seasoned players deserve to have their winning moments memorized in commemorative photos, and we offer a wide range of team photos, stunning frame options, team logos, and matte colors that can make any photo stand out and command attention.
Professional football has quarterbacks and kickers, baseball has pitchers and pinch hitters, and the NBA has its airborne, slam-dunk shooters that can turn any game upside down and send their team unexpectedly to the lockers with another "W" in their column. These top shooters are the things legends are made of, from legends of the past to current shooters like Manu Ginobili and others. In addition to the big names in the game, there's just something that commands attention about a professional basketball player in mid-air, heading for the basket, striving to take his team over the top and into the next game with a well-deserved sense of confidence.
When that moment happens, professional photographers are reliably standing by and waiting to capture it for history. In some cases, the shots themselves become as legendary as the player. A number of NBA photos from past eras are today quite collectible and able to be sold at a high value. For the right photos of any game, of any shooter, we urge our customers to look through our selection by player, by team, or by year, and select the photo that speaks to their inner fan. With a wide variety of frames and logos, we can commemorate any big moment in stunning quality.
While most basketball fans revolve their fandom around the biggest shooters on a team, largely because they're responsible for putting the team over the top and taking them into the next game with a win, a large contingent of fans are focused on something a bit more technical: defensive play. Of course, everyone knows why this is important. Preventing a team from scoring is the first way to win any sports game, especially basketball. This year, people like Marc Gasol are setting records and leaving fans in awe with their ability to completely shut down the opposing team's offense and keep scores almost shockingly low on one side of the scoreboard.
For a performance like that, there's simply no better way to celebrate the big win, or the really big opposing loss, than a commemorative photo of the player. Many of the best defensive players go on to win numerous accolades, including being named the defensive player of the year, increasing the value of these photos a great deal. Our high-quality wooden frames, unique mattes, and hand-assembled team logos make each photo a collector's item that will easily be able to hold its value.
The 2012-2013 season is proving to be a season of "lasts" for the NBA, largely in terms of team names, logos, and players. After the current season, the New Orleans Hornets will officially undergo the quickest name and logo change in NBA history to become 2013-2014's New Orleans Pelicans. Charlotte, where the Hornets got their start, is considering a move to retake the branding and ditch their Bobcats imagery once and for all. Other teams, like the Sacramento Kings, may soon make a move to another city with a more enthusiastic audience.
It all adds up to one thing: Get collector's edition NBA photos before they lose their luster and move to a new city. Though the New Orleans Hornets will soon be a thing of the past, we offer commemorative frames and hand-assembled team logos that will memorialize the feisty mascot forever. Fans celebrating the end of an era, and the dawning of an entirely new chapter in basketball history, need look no further than our long list of players, teams, and years, to find exactly what their collection of sports memorabilia needs after this season.