More than 75 of the most talented young basketball players on the planet -- rookies from the last two NBA Draft classes -- began gathering on the East Coast earlier this week to participate in the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition Program in advance of next week's 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — More than 75 of the most talented young basketball players on the planet — rookies from the last two NBA Draft classes — began gathering on the East Coast earlier this week to participate in the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition Program in advance of next week’s 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot.
All the while, a healthy contingent of Panini America’s own basketball talent — Karvin Cheung, Ivory Tabb, David Porter, Keith Hower and Joe Reyes — have been busy behind the scenes securing autographs and other assets for a slew of the company’s upcoming 2012-13 NBA trading card products.
Things got started in earnest on Thursday with several key members of the 2011 rookie class, including Rookie of the Year and Panini America exclusive Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams, Bismack Biyombo, Brandon Knight, Kemba Walker, Jimmer Fredette, JaJuan Johnson and more.
Much of yesterday’s activity revolved around casual conversation and on-card autographs for 2012-13 Threads Basketball. Our team of MVPs on the ground in New Jersey proved it was as adept at multitasking as it is at building compelling products by providing the following images from Day One.
Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates from the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition Program and next week from the 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot.
17 Replies to “Panini America On Location: The 2012 NBA Rookie Transition Program (Gallery)”
Such awesomeness! the sketch cards are always so awesome. Kyries sky is the limit is a unique one. Once again, really enjoy the behind the scenes.
Great looking gallery, love the sketch cards! Thanks as always Tracy
Wooo good that Kyrie can still sign with a banged up hand!
This looks very interesting and will be checking up on it on Knight’s Lance!
Man, that wood Knight AU is fire. I really need to get a hold of one of those.
So pumped that u guys did the threads away jersey cards again i loved the idea! I also see my boy Fredette signing autos hope he has a sick year! Its gonna be a big year for b-ball r u ready Panini???
I bet Kryie kills at pictionary
The Rookie Hardwood from Threads design looks incredible. And really looking forward to the die cut Team Threads, as I am every year.
I dislike the sketch cards personally but the Wood Rookie autos look fantastic, can’t wait for these to be released.
I can’t wait for both of the rookie class stuff to come out! Those Threads card look really noice! Thanks for sharing Tracy!
I like these cards, and will try some packs of the Threads. Hopefully I score a good Rookie auto. I do agree with the others, the Nfl has better artists then the NBA. The ones that were at the National were amazing, like the St louis Rams one. They got some cash now, always can get some lessons. Good luck with the rookie shoot Tracy.
Appreciate it, Jon.