McDermott says he's not a photobomber

LOS ANGELES -- Doug McDermott says he did not photobomb a Kid Ink picture before Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The rookie made that clear before Wednesday's practice as he laughed about how much attention the pictures of him standing with Kid Ink and Clippers stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin got on the Internet over the past day and a half.

So just how many people have asked McDermott about the pictures?

"So many, man," he said before Wednesday's practice. "You have no idea."

McDermott cleared up what happened with the pictures.

"Everyone kind of took it the wrong way, too," he said. "They sent me out there for the captains' deal, being a rookie -- I asked those guys, I asked Blake, 'You don't probably want me in this picture then, do you?' He's like, 'No, get in.' So I jumped in, and then after we took the picture, they caught us at the perfect time, he's like, 'Now, get out of here.' And he shoved me away. So it looks a lot worse than it actually was."

Off the top of his head, McDermott couldn't recount the funniest thing he heard from somebody about the pictures, but it sounds as if there were plenty of messages to go through.

"Everyone asked me if I photobombed Kid Ink," McDermott said. "I'm like, 'No, man. That had nothing to do with me.'"