Panini America On Location: A Stacked Day Two at the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Things took a decidedly high-brow turn for Panini America Friday during the second day at the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition Program. Such is the case when 6-10 sensation Anthony Davis enters the room sporting the hippest, highest-altitude unibrow in the history of sports.
Much has been made of Davis’ trademarked solitary brow, and on Friday he continued having fun with it by devoting two of his three Panini America Sketch Cards to his foremost facial feature. The result? Two hair-praising pieces of handiwork — one featuring the inscription “Fear the Brow!!” and another urging readers simply to “Brow Down.”
But Davis — the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and an NCAA and Olympic champion — was far from alone in making a positive impression Friday. In all, more than 45 players from the 2011 and 2012 NBA Draft classes made their way through the Panini America room on Friday, including fellow Panini America exclusives Austin Rivers, Doc’s son and Davis’ New Orleans Hornets teammate, John Henson, Harrison Barnes and Andre Drummond.
Panini America officials punctuated the day-long cavalcade of NBA talent by sitting down with each player to secure autographs and other content for the company’s upcoming 2012-13 NBA products. Much of the action is captured in the revealing Day Two gallery that follows.
Next up? The 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot that tips off bright and early Tuesday morning. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance next week for complete coverage of that star-studded event. But for now, simply enjoy the entertaining sights from Panini America’s Friday at the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition.