These satirical athlete illustrations preview the new NBA season with a focus on player's off-court antics rather than their actual performance. Taking a look at the NBA season from this pop culture perspective reveals some interesting facts about these athletes, including their musical preferences, dating lives and outrageous outfits.
JR Smith is one of the first players in the NBA to bring the Hoverboard to a locker room, now making him synonymous with the transportation device. Robin Lopez has been known to have a strong dislike for plushy mascots, and Ward Sutton's illustration makes that clear. Jimmy Butler was once asked how he prepared for games and his strong interest in country music made him the butt of jokes amongst teammates and fans. And lastly, James Harden has been seen with Khole Kardashian, making him the subject of many tabloid headlines.