10/14/2014 09:27 am ET Updated Oct 14, 2014

Here's What It Really Looks Like To Be An NBA Rookie

When it comes to living the dream in 2014, you'd be hard-pressed to find better examples than those NBA rookies on the verge of their first season. Countless years of practice and preparation have finally paid off. These young men have been drafted or signed by NBA teams and they're prepping to hit the big time. Thanks to the increasing social media savvy -- and sometimes folly -- of these millennials, everyone can have a behind-the-scenes look at just about every aspect of their lives in the NBA.

Here is what it looks like to be an NBA rookie in your first few months in the league:

They Put On Their Freshest Threads For Draft Night
Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves They Say 'Cheese' With The Most Powerful Man In Basketball
Doug McDermott, Chicago Bulls But Nothing Beats A Photo-Op With Mom
Julius Randle, Los Angeles Lakers They Sign On The Dotted Line
And Watch The Benjamins Come Flowing In
Nik Stauskas, Sacramento Kings (via Demarcus Cousins) They're There For Each Other In Good Times
Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves & Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers And They're There For Each Other In Down Times
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers & Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks They Know There's No Such Thing As A Day Off
Nik Stauskas, Sacramento Kings Except For When The Beach Is Calling
Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic They Appreciate A New Pair Of Kicks
Dante Exum, Utah Jazz And Get To Where They're Going In Style
Julius Randle, Los Angeles Lakers & Doug McDermott, Chicago Bulls Some Will Try To Show The Fans Some Love
Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic & Dante Exum, Utah Jazz Others Will Use Their New Fame To Support A Good Cause
Elfrid Payton, Orlando Magic They Might Take In A Ballgame
Tyler Ennis, Phoenix Suns Or Spend A Day At The Racetrack
Doug McDermott, Chicago Bulls They Rub Elbows With Their Competition
Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic They're Thoroughly Enthusiastic About Their First Media Day
Gary Harris, Denver Nuggets Well, Some More Than Others...
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers Most Of All, They Get To Marvel At How Far They've Come
Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic


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