With the season set to open in less than a month, Dallas kicked off the un-official start of preseason with today’s Mavs Media Day. The day is a trek for the players – full of photos shoots, promotional spots, and interviews.
For the media, it’s the first time to put the team together in one place and ask all those pressing off-season questions; for the players, it’s a speed and balancing act to quickly get through all the commitments.
Miss the madness? No sweat. We took a page from the players playbook by rounding up the best quotes and selfies from the 3-hour event (yes, selfies – we’re looking at you Monta).
The Mavs introduced the NBA to the Big 4 … ?
And the starting 5 … ?
“Guess who’s back? Back again?” Tyson Chandler. Back for his second stint, Tyson made us (and his teammates) fully aware of what the team is trying to accomplish.
We learned Chandler Parsons loves the Dallas weather and that, even after the big contract and the late night Cuban party, he does it for the Vine.
Jae Crowder kicking it with many of his Mavs teammates in the locker room.
And, perhaps the best thing we learned all day, Monta makes professional grade selfies.
Sep 29, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis (11) takes a selfie portrait during media day at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports