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NBA Yearbook: Class of 2018

See the smiling, shining faces of the NBA's superstars and supporting players like you never have before.

There has never been an NBA offseason like 2017. More than a dozen former All-Stars switched teams. Super teams blew up and came together, sometimes in the same place (hello, Cleveland). And The Process was trusted in some very expensive ways.

All the unbelievable moves might have left you feeling like you need a program to get reacquainted with the NBA world order. We have something even better: an NBA yearbook.

Get ready to pick your favorite background (sorry, no laser option) and cite your favorite quote as we turn NBA Media Day into School Photo Day for the most likely to succeed, the class clown and everyone in between.

DeMarcus Cousins, No. 0
Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Nickname: Boogie, Boodamn Bug, Big Cuz, Big Marc, the Bourbon Street Bully, Bayou Boogie, Crescent City Cousins, Creole Cousins
High School Superlative: Most attractive
President Boogie? [Is there something you think you would have been president of?] "If Trump can do it, I know I can do a better job."

Photograph by Daymon Gardner

Karl-Anthony Towns, No. 32
Team: Minnesota Timberwolves

Photograph by Ackerman + Gruber

Kristaps Porzingis, No. 6
Team: New York Knicks
Nickname: KP
Favorite Quote: "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take."

Photograph by Robyn Twomey

Giannis Antetokounmpo, No. 34
Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Nickname: Kumpo, the Greek Freak
High School Superlative: Most likely to play hard
High School Club: The Goofy Club
Favorite Quote: "Walk by faith, not by sight."

Photograph by Sara Stathas

Joel Embiid, No. 21
Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Nickname: The Process
Favorite Quote: "Trust the process."

Photograph by Steve Boyle

LeBron James, No. 23
Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Nickname: Bron, King James
Mother Knows Best: "My favorite quote is what my mother used to always tell me, just basically knowing the difference between right and wrong because if not, then you can always get yourself in trouble."

Photograph by Michael McElroy

John Wall, No. 2
Team: Washington Wizards
Nickname: Crazy J, The Great Wall
Favorite Quote: "Never satisfied, so determined."

Photograph by Mike Morgan

Carmelo Anthony, No. 7
Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Nickname: Melo
High School Superlative: Class clown
Don't Save the Last Dance: "[At high school dances …] I was the guy that didn't go."

Photograph by Joshua Gateley

Hassan Whiteside, No. 21
Team: Miami Heat
Nickname: Mister Goin' Hard, Agent Block, Count Block-ula, I'll Take That One Out The Air, Sir Snatch-A-Lot, Young Whiteside, the Great Wall of Whiteside
Favorite Quote: "Stay ready so you don't gotta get ready."
Kid's Got Jokes: "Oh man, I was just a class clown, I'm not gonna lie to y'all. I just made jokes. ... I just kept everybody in the classroom laughing."

Photograph by Josh Ritchie

Nene Hilario, No. 42
Team: Houston Rockets
Favorite Quote: "I believe actions speak louder than words. So I'm gonna be quiet, and I'm gonna work."

Photograph by Michael Starghill

Anthony Davis, No. 23
Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Nickname: Fat Man, AD
Favorite Quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

Photograph by Daymon Gardner

Derrick Rose, No. 0
Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Nickname: Pooh
Favorite Quote: "The greatest revenge is massive success."
Best Served Cold: "I don't think I got voted most likely to do anything. But I think I proved them wrong by making it to the NBA."

Photograph by Michael McElroy

Jimmy Butler, No. 23
Team: Minnesota Timberwolves

Photograph by Ackerman + Gruber

Ben Simmons, No. 25
Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Nickname: Fresh Prince, Simmo
High School Club: Video game club

Photograph by Steve Boyle

Zhou Qi, No. 9
Team: Houston Rockets
Nickname: Big Monster Qi
Favorite Quote: "Getting better every day when you wake up in the morning."

Photograph by Michael Starghill

Bam Adebayo, no. 13
Team: Miami Heat
High School Superlative: Class Clown
Favorite Quote: "Always stay humble."

Photograph by Josh Ritchie

Thon Maker, no. 7
Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Nickname: Money, Sheriff, Moneymaker, Junior, Long Body
Favorite Quote: "Better late than never, never late is better."

Photograph by Sara Stathas

Chieck Diallo, no. 13
Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Hopes and Dreams for the Season: Sixth Man Off the Bench
Favorite Quote: "Don't ever forget where you come from."

Photograph by Daymon Gardner

Daniel Ochefu, no. 32
Team: Washington Wizards
Nickname: CHEF
High School Club: Business Club
Favorite Quote: "Don't watch it happen, make it happen."

Photograph by Mike Morgan

Goran Dragic, no. 7
Team: Miami Heat
Nickname: Gogi, The Dragon
High School Club: School newspaper
Favorite Quote: "Work hard and believe in your dreams."

Photograph by Josh Ritchie

Isaiah Thomas, no. 3
Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Nickname: IT
High School Club: Small People Club
Favorite Quote: "The marathon continues."

Photograph by Michael McElroy

Chinanu Onuaku, no. 21
Team: Houston Rockets
Nickname: Nanu, Lord Nu
High School Club: Comedy Club
Favorite Quote: "If you play for the name on the front of the jersey, then the name on the back of the jersey gets rewarded."

Photograph by Michael Starghill

Kevin Love, no. 0
Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Nickname: Menace, K Love
High School Club: Anti-Social Club
Favorite Quote: "Only by admitting who we are, do we get what we want."
Don't Get No Respect: "In high school, I actually wasn't voted best athlete, and I wasn't voted most likely to succeed, so nothing. Oh, and I wasn't voted most likely to win an Olympic gold medal, so that one got me. Too bad."

Photograph by Michael McElroy

Luc Mbah A Moute, no. 12
Team: Houston Rockets
Nickname: The Prince
Favorite Quote: "Everything happens for a reason."

Photograph by Michael Starghill

Paul George, no. 13
Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Nickname: PaulPaul
All He Does is Win: "My favorite high school memory was going to state."

Photograph by Joshua Gateley

Clint Capela, no. 15
Team: Houston Rockets
Nickname: Big Clint, Star
High School Superlative: Most Likely to Be in the NBA

Photograph by Michael Starghill

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