A look back: Memorable NBA draft pics

The NBA draft.

It's known for memorable picks, for sure -- and for a look at the biggest busts, steals and deals, check out our infographic.

But this annual gathering of the league's future stars also produces lasting images. Some of them ominous. Some of them hilarious. All of them memorable.

Here are some of the best from festivities in and around past NBA drafts. We're betting the 2012 version (7 p.m. on ESPN) will produce a few more, too: