Today was the day that all the rookies in the NBA came together and took pictures and did interviews for the upcoming season. They said that we were going to be in New York City but we ended up in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. We are like 30 minutes from downtown Manhattan. We all came in a day early, well those of us that could have. When i got there, i saw mostly all the people from Topps. It was cool. I got to meet the people who gave me that great card contract. I gave them hugs. So we had to get up at like 8 and we were there till like 7 at night, it was a very long day. I also signed alot of the autographs that i need to do for Topps. It wasn't that bad though. They made it fun for me. They were really cool and they had the tv on with some music. My friend and teammate Josh McRoberts is here in my room right now and he is going to guest write about what his day was like at the T-Mobile Rookie Photo Shoot day, "Whats up everybody in Oden Nation...The Rookie Photo Shoot was definitely a long day, but it was a lot of fun to see everybody in their NBA Jerseys for the first time. We took alot of pictures obviously and did some interviews...most of the questions that I field have to do with the interesting fact that I personally know Greg Oden. The best part of the day for me was trading signed cards with most of the other players...right now its not that exciting, but it will be a cool thing to have a few years down the line when I'm done playing, so at least I can prove to my kids that I knew some of the guys from this years draft class. I can't wait to get back to Portland in late August and get the new season started. Thanks for letting me get a shout out on Greg's blog...if i get some good feedback he might even let me write a sequel." All in all it was a good day, but I'm looking forward to going back home and finally being able to work out which i can on monday. Theres a picture of Josh in my profile, check it out.