Panini To Host First NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

Griffin, Evans and Curry Among those in attendance

The 2009 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot will feature more than 30 of the NBA’s top rookies who will be photographed by Panini for their very first NBA trading cards. Panini, the new exclusive trading card partner of the NBA, will begin to produce NBA trading cards, stickers and sticker albums for the first time this season. 

Players scheduled to appear include: Blake Griffin, Hasheem Thabeet, Tyreke Evans, James Harden, Jonny Flynn, Jordan Hill, Toney Douglas, Stephen Cury, Terrance Williams and Gerald Henderson. The players will take photos from a variety of stations that will include action shots and portraits as well as participate in autograph signing for the card companies.

Additionally, the day will mark the first time the rookies see their likeness in EA Sports NBA LIVE 10 video game and wear their official game uniform from adidas, the NBA’s official outfitter.
Media are invited to get a special behind the scenes look at a day of firsts for the NBA’s newest players. Interviews with rookies will be available throughout the day. The event will take place at the Madison Square Garden Training Center in Tarrytown, N.Y. on Aug 9.

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