This should be an interesting year for the Portland Trailblazers. People who know a lot more about the NBA than I do think they'll go far with the addition of Greg Oden and Rudy Fernandez. I hope they're right. It'll be fun covering a successful team.
My role during media day was to try and make simple portraits of the players in a very short amount of time while Bruce documented the day for publication immediately on Oregonlive.com and for the next day's Oregonian newspaper.
I think Jonathan Ferrey made the best portraits for Getty Images. I was going to provide a link but they don't appear to be live on the Getty Images site yet. Trust me he did a great job with the light and poses.
Anyway, it was pleasure to shoot these guys...especially Luke Jackson who I've been shooting since his high school days in Creswell, Ore. He's already been in the NBA four years. That made me feel old.