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BBR News: Photos on Player Pages

Posted by Justin Kubatko on July 29, 2010

We have reached an agreement with Steve Lipofsky of Basketballphoto.com to display his player photos on our site. Right now we have photos for about 300 players, but we will be adding more as time goes by. Here's an example of what those pages will now look like:

Please note that these photos are copyrighted, and as such they may not be used in any way without the permission of Mr. Lipofsky. We hope you enjoy this addition to the site, and thanks for your continued support.

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23 Responses to “BBR News: Photos on Player Pages”

  1. Neil Paine Says:

    Yeah, this is basically the most awesome thing ever.

  2. Chronz Says:

    Soon enough BBR will become more than an iconic website, I cant wait for the virtual reality HOF your going to update in 2k12 right before the end of the world.

  3. Neil Paine Says:

    And remember, we already have our own VR league...

  4. Jason J Says:

    Damnit, Neil! You have Zan Tabak's photo! Now my eyes won't stop bleeding.

  5. Kirk Says:

    This is pretty cool. I'm sure you won't mind me saying that I'm tempted to buy some of the prints on his website, which seem pretty high quality. Anyone know of a good site to purchase prints of older generation players?

  6. Sean Forman Says:

    I'm sorry, but any photo update that has Gheorge Muresan, but not Popeye Jones is just a joke! :)

  7. Gabe Says:

    Any way to tell which players have photos up already? Is there a list somewhere? That's the kind of thing that seems to be begging to be added to the friv section...

  8. Sean Says:

    I can't wait to see the Geoff Crompton pic.

  9. magicfaninTN Says:

    Kinda funny which team jerseys you have players in. Vince Carter in Raptors uni. Rashard Lewis in Sonics. But TMac in Magic duds. Any rhyme or reason for this other than these are the shots available in the photo database you've contracted with?

    At first, I thought it was to put players in the uni for their first team (so even though Kobe drafted by Charlotte, he's in a Laker uni), but then I hit the TMac page.

  10. Gabe Says:

    Whenever you want to get photos up of Uwe Blab, Paul Mokeski, or Greg Kite, that would be sweet.

  11. Jason J Says:

    Magicfan - Sounds like he put them in the jerseys they played their best ball in.

  12. Neil Paine Says:

    Re: #9 - Yes, if you notice, right now we only have photos of guys from the late 80s until about 2002-03, which is why LeBron doesn't have one, Kobe still has the 'fro, T-Mac is on the Magic, etc. For current players, we used the latest pic we could, which is why you'll see a lot of guys with the 9/11 patch on their jerseys -- that season was the last one we had pics from. Eventually we hope to add photos going back before the late 80s and up until the present day, at which point I imagine Justin will replace the 2002 pics with current ones for active players.

    Although I think Jason's idea about having a "prime picture" is pretty cool. Maybe a pic from their best WS season or something, so we could see them as they would be if we had a Field of Dreams-style cornfield moment (maybe in Rucker Park?) with the legends of the game.

  13. Mike Says:

    Bittersweet for Nique, because the Hawks traded him when they were finally in position to win the East. Probably the best player to never play in the Finals.

  14. Anon x 2 Says:

    Sheed needs to be in a Hawk's Jersey.

  15. huevonkiller Says:

    We need to have pics of players in their prime, that's more epic.

  16. P Middy Says:

    I like the idea of using the uni from their best statistical year as well, this being a stats site primarily.

  17. Justin Kubatko Says:

    There's no rhyme or reason why certain players are in certain uniforms. We just get what we get from the photographer.

  18. Neil Paine Says:

    Whoa, looks like I was fooled by randomness! Sorry guys, I thought I noticed a pattern that wasn't really there. My apologies.

  19. Max Says:

    There's a picture of Erick Dampier on Terry Cummings's page

  20. Jake Says:

    Even though it's an earlier picture, can you use a Pistons Grant Hill snapshot instead of Orlando? He was on track for the HOF before he destroyed his career playing for the Magic. It's like putting a Cincinatti Reds era Ken Griffey pic up.

  21. Justin Kubatko Says:

    Max wrote:

    There's a picture of Erick Dampier on Terry Cummings's page

    Thanks, I fixed that.

  22. Shane Says:

    Horace Grant in a Lakers jersey and not a Bulls or Magic jersey is just filthy

  23. Zach Says:

    Finally. This is long overdue.