Things were looking up for the Mavs in June, 2001 when SI assembled stars Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, Michael Finley and Juwan Howard for a photo shoot. The team had just advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 1988 and owner Mark Cuban had the city excited about the team's future. So when we asked them all to pose for a cowboy-themed photo shoot, they were more than happy to oblige. Below are the outtakes from the shoot.
Four NBA teams are featured on the cover of the 2015-16 NBA Preview issue of Sports Illustrated, which takes a look at how each team’s superstars will act as mentors to their next wave of stars. Here are some of the outtakes from the regional cover shoots.
The NBA's annual rookie photo shoot returned to Tarrytown, N.Y. this summer on Aug. 7, 2016. The yearly event held just north of New York City brings all of the league's newcomers together under one roof in order for the league, trading card companies and several of its partners to capture each in their respective team jerseys.