Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 10:59 am  |  143 responses

Sure Shot

They say a picture’s worth 1,000 words. But you only need a couple to win.

Kevin Love & Russell WestbrookAhh, All-Star Weekend. Lots of basketball, lots of parties, and, um, lots of ill-conceived photo shoots that we’re still sifting through weeks after the fact. This picture of former UCLA teammates Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook, who were reunited on the Sophomore Team in Dallas, is one example of a shoot that is not really working for us. We know it calls for a funny caption, but we keep coming back to “Former diarist meets current cover subject.” That’s obviously not going to get it done. Got a better idea? We want jokes!

Whoever writes the funniest caption will win a dope prize from our vault and see their name in Trash Talk in the next issue.

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  • Mat MacDonald

    “I thought playing for the T-Wolves would stink, get your pits out of my face K-Love.” – Russ

  • http://Soulbanger.tumblr.com Tapion786

    Yeaaaaa… I told you I’ve grown since college -Westbrook

  • Dee

    Real shit, ur pits f**kin stink

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Russell:Damn Kev, you need an Axe endorsment.

  • peter

    This is too much Love. -Westbrook

  • peter

    Too much Love for me to handle. -Westbrook

  • amrit

    Love: hey how does my armpit smell
    Westbrook: ahhhhh.. its like watching t-wolves playing new jersey nets.

  • peter

    Too much Love for me to handle. -Westbrook

  • andrew

    Too much Love for me to handle. -Westbrook

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Love: Man this dunk competition sure is boring..
    Russell: Nate again? meh. Should’ve let me dunk…

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    Westbrook: “So this is what they mean when people say ‘tough Love’.”

  • joe mastin

    Russ: the camera man said say cheese not smell it

  • vic

    Russ: Hating the Love, Loving the game

  • J-Ro

    Love: Man check out Darren Collison!
    Westbrook: I know I can’t believe I used to stuff him in my locker.

  • Ashley

    KLove: You like the smell of that?
    Russ: Your armpits are so rancid, they make Speedstick slow down.

  • Twinparadox

    Russ: Maybe you need some of that Miracle Glass Cleaner to get rid of that smell, Kevin.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Russell: Kevin Love is so NOT on a horse…

  • TyMo

    Russell Westbrook’s face displays his disbelief that this picture is the best SLAM could come up with for Sure Shot.

  • Ball For Life

    You try to look like Justin Timberlake, ill try and look like Timbaland

  • Ball For Life

    Hey Westbrook… tell me how my ‘pits taste

  • Mykah Horrell

    Russel:Out Of All The Sophmores I Have To Take A Picture With Kevin Love C’mon.

  • http://hatschi1717@yahoo.com david k

    kevin: we are some ridiculous good looking dudes!! russel: heck yeah!!

  • http://hatschi1717@yahoo.com david k

    nba: where horrible…horrible smiles happen.

  • http://hatschi1717@yahoo.com david k

    photographer: now, ger like a tiger!

  • http://hatschi1717@yahoo.com david k

    russel: why is your arm on my head! kevin: don’t worry man, you were hired to do this, now stay still!

  • http://hatschi1717@yahoo.com david k

    slam magazine: we will give you two dollars for this pick photographer:(shrugs)o.k.

  • http://hatschi1717@yahoo.com david k

    slam magazine: we will give you two dollars for this pic. photographer:(shrugs)o.k.

  • http://hatschi1717@yahoo.com david k

    kevin: how do you like the smell of my new deoderant? russel: you have deoderant on?!!

  • http://hatschi1717@yahoo.com david k

    (before picture snaps) kevin: hey russel, has anyone evr told you that your head feels softer then the body of a new born baby…

  • http://hatschi1717@yahoo.com david klarl

    hey slam magazine, i gave you eight fresh funny captions and i have been trying since the last 5 magazines you have printed out to be in one! please(i beg you) let me be in this one! i would love to be in your magazine!!! and i would show off all my friends

  • http://hatschi1717@yahoo.com david klarl

    kevin: so you think you could talk to your coach to get me traded over to okc?! russel:(sarcastic) pshh! yeah, for a dryer!

  • http://Jamir101@aol.com Keith Thomas

    What you talking about Willis?

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    Westbrook: “I guess NBA.com has it wrong hey Kev, my keen sence of smell tells me your a short looking 6’9″.

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    sense. epic spelling fail.

  • http://SLAMALLDAY Shai Evenhaim

    K.Love- Russ man your little, ive been your size since i came out the womb.
    Russel – yea maybe, but me and my squad are the real ones “gunning for that number one spot.”

  • http://SLAMALLDAY Shai Evenhaim

    Gunnin for that number one spot, was a great movie and showed everyone how Ruckers Park has been holding down basketball itself for years and years. Teachers everyone about street ball and how people turn into legends on the outdoor court.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Kevin (Slim Charles’ voice): “Chill Bodie, chill.”
    Russell: “Who the hell is Bodie?”
    Kevin: “The thing about the old days… they da old days.”

  • isaiah eastman

    russell-kevin get out of the shot your making me look bad.kevin-please!You would look better with me in it

  • isaiah eastman

    kevin-russell i was that short in the 1st grade.russ- oh yeah well your so dumd i said there was chile outside and you came outside with a spoon

  • Stash

    Kevin Love: Hehehehe, its like a sheep!

  • Ray

    Russ- damm can you take the picture already? its getting sweaty down there..

  • Andru Boonz

    Westbrook: “Love, I’m happy your in this picture with me but umm.. your arm pits stink… and so does your team”

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    “Lean on me…when you’re not strong…when you’ve been on a terrible team for so long…”

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Russell Westbrook: “I am not Bodie Broadus.”

  • http://slamonline.com cole gummere

    its k fed and lil bow wow

  • chintao

    Kevin Love: “I am not Roland Pryzbylewski.”

  • http://slamonline.com Travis aka TravCity

    R. Westbrook: wutz dat smell??? wtflip! Are those little tweety birds under his armpits LOL! Classic, look at his grill mode

  • scott staude

    Russell: Dang kevin your pits stink Oh wait I meant the timberwolves my bad

  • sideburn2go

    westbrook: Kev, its called deodorant

  • http://slamonline.com RON BARTLEY

    Love: hey russ, u like my new deodorant, it came with the rookie package we got???

    Rus: OMG!!!…..does it have a return address!

  • Kent Robertson

    Westbrook: Well, this wasn’t the face I planned to make for the photo shoot…

  • NAS

    Love: “I love russel because he just GETS me”

  • Glenn Loughran

    Russell: I’ve heard of Love handles, but this is ridiculous

  • http://karrim5@aol.com Karrim Omer

    yo im not dat short-russell

  • http://www.kwapt.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Westbrook: “Ooohh yeah, right there, keep rubbing. Boy, you got some soft forearms.”

    Love: “Is there anyone from H.R. available after this photoshoot..?”

  • David

    Knowing his greatest talent is rebounding, Love attempts to box out Westbrook.

  • billy

    russell- hey kev remeber when people thought you were guna be the better nba player

  • alex

    I didn’t think anything could be worse than your game, but your pits stink

  • http://aol.com Martin Fenn

    Russell: You know just because the photo is set up this way doesn’t mean the T-Wolves have an upperhand on us (Thunder) right?

    K-Love: Yeah, of course:(

  • C-Lo_The_Great

    Love: Hey Russ, I got picked higher than you in the draft HA!!!!!!
    Westbrook: Can’t really talk right now, gotta get ready for playoffs

  • Stewart Watts

    Kevin: Hey man. How has the league been treating you?

    Russell: 4th Overall, Thunder, 1st Team All Rookie, Playoff Contender. Feels like I’m on top. How about you?

    Kevin: 5th Overall, Timber-. Do you think I should’ve waited 1 more year?

  • Golden

    “You sure this is a Right Guard commercial?!…I don’t see CP3 anywhere man!”

  • Gary Pressley

    This is going to be a great album cover for our cd “Words from Two Bruins:volume 1″

  • Big Nick

    Yo Kev I know we boyzs and all but you could have tighten up da arm pits dis morning.

  • Taranvir

    Hey Russel…..Tell Me How my Pits Taste! Lmao

  • Josh White

    Kevin: “watch out, when i rub him here he turns into MIGHTY MOUSE!”
    Westbrook: “Rraaaw”

  • Twinparadox

    Russel Westbrook’s reaction after the photographer asked for one more picture with Love’s armpits in his face.

  • Ali Saadat

    Russ: Shouldn’t you be at the game?
    K-LO: Nah, I got an extra 250k not to show.

  • habeebeereseecup

    Love to Westbrook: Sorry buddy, you ain’t tall enough to ride this.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Nicely done, chintao.

  • Renz Partido

    Russell : Kevin, man I’m dissapoint!


    Kevin : Russell, Grow more!!

  • Chang

    Kevin:”Let me rub some of that UCLA charm back.”
    Westbrook:”Hell nah.”

  • Adrian B.

    that’s how the dorm room used to smell too! still ain’t using the right gaurd huh? or the left gaurd for that matter.

  • kryptonite

    Russell: You could have at least put on deodorant..
    Kevin: I tried to use yours but it only works for people as small as you…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Karac D

    Russ- too much hot sauce on my burrito!
    Love- hey remember in school and i pulled your finger in class!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Karac D

    Russ- yo i just got a pit hair in my mouth. hurry up and take a shot!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Karac D

    Russ- yo i just got a pit hair in my mouth. Hurry up and take the shot!

  • Ben

    I’m not sick, Mr. Love Doctor

  • Daniel

    Damn Kevin, that’s some bad BO you got. I would never be able to man up on you!

  • Sebastian

    KLove: Wow man u’ve grown since college ur too big to be a point gaurd now
    Westbrook: Yea… well… maybe ur to small to be a big man…

  • http://youtube.com/tayo365 Taiyo


  • Tyler B.

    (before pic) Kevin- Yeah, Thabeet is my ROY choice.
    Russ- What?!?!

  • Zach C.

    Why didn’t I get a cool mic in my shirt?-Westbrook

  • Crystal

    KL: Ooops, I forgot to put on deodorant.
    RW: I wish I hadn’t agreed to this photo shoot.

  • Dominique

    Life and Times of a UCLA Bruin

  • Nathan Smith

    Russel: Kevin,why are you so happy?
    Kevin: Timberwolves have a better chance of landing John Wall than the Thunder!


    I got you under my wing bro

  • http://www.yahoo.com JLee

    Westbrook: For your sake, I hope my shorts don’t smell as bad as your pits do right now…..

  • http://www.yahoo.com JLee

    forget don’t. i meant “won’t”

  • robert stewart

    Kevin Love: “Thanks for hiding that yellow bird Russell”

  • JayChau

    Rightguard Speedstick.

  • Golden

    Wait, so this ISN’T #3 of the Collector’s Covers?!

  • Golden

    Slam 3-D Animations presents: Bizarro and the Toxic Avenger in…”I Bruined It For Ebb-ree-wonnz”

  • pishfool

    White Men STILL Can’t Jump

  • Domingo

    Now everyone knows why Russell left for UCLA early.

  • Domingo

    Now everyone knows why Russell left UCLA early.

  • rafael

    Damn!!!Kevin you got some serious thunder under there!!! Westbrook- Hey Kevin my Thunder is good, your’s don’t smell as good that’s why you got no Love!!!


    dont make this gay buddy

  • nickED

    (Gollum/Westbrook): get off my head Frodo, I’m trying to get to my precious!
    Klove = giant Elijah Wood

  • Gabe Trump

    dang love call chris for a speed stick!!!!!

  • Gabe Trump

    wow your pits smell almost as bad as playing for the wloves!

  • arturo reyes

    westbrook: definitly the love hurts

  • Daniel Segura

    ahh we meet again young grasshoper.

  • Daniel Segura

    too much love for me to handle!

  • http://greensweet259@gmail.com Daniel Segura

    ahh we meet again young grasshoper!

  • roger

    Russel: Damn I just realized how short I am

  • roger

    Replace my old one with this one:

    Rus: Why does this feel like a Right Guard Commercial

  • nasir robertson

    Westbrook: Hey K you must LOVE how OKC is leaning on me the same way you are…..?
    KLOVe: Not in College!
    They both laugh!

  • MaSTe12 LE

    Hey CP3, you got any of that Right Guard???

  • http://www.facebook.com/marvin.0ng?ref=profile Marvin

    Kevin: (laughs) Man, you’re short.
    Russ: Man, I’m glad I’m not on your team. (laughs).

  • Steve-O

    Either your pits REEK or that hemp looking backdrop is the real deal.

  • zion davis

    this is why we are not teamates you’re too mad at me you’re lucky i took the picture

  • Ulises Minaya

    Ok I smell the love now here’s some Oklahoma city thunder

  • DRTY


  • Robert Garcia

    Kevin:(concentrating) gotta pee, focus,focus
    Russ: Man hurry and take the picture i gotta fart.!!!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Come on Kev, now I gotta see the Chiropractor before I dunk on Lamar Odom.

  • http://jamirich@gmail.com jamisonaka brandon jennings3

    russell:look at that ugly lady kevin.
    kevin:i think shes as hot as a tomali

  • Sergio Rodriguez

    Westbrook:Please take the picture sir, it stinks down here! i dont know what’s worse, the timberwolves season or Kevin’s armpits!

  • Joe

    The real reason for Russell’s grimace is that Mr. Love forgot to put on his Right Guard this morning.

  • Chris

    Westbrook: Hey K-Love look, you my boy and all, but you need to put some LOVE on those armpits man geez!

  • http://alecheilimo@hotmail.com Alec

    KLOVE: Damn that must be kobe`s wife.
    Russell: What the heck is that smell?

  • Dom

    Russell: Somebody tell this rookie to get his stinking big arms off me!!

  • Greg Cabral

    Russell Westbrook: Damn u still smell from the final four game that we lost against Memphis.

    Kevin Love:Yup hehe

  • http://Slamonline.con Maxim Dickieson

    Russ: I don’t know what sinks worse, the T-Wolves, or your pits

  • Manesh L

    Yo make the photo look like you enjoy this.-Kevin Love
    I do like it, actually i love it! it smells amazing!-Russel Westbrook

  • Manesh L

    Yo make the photo look like you enjoy this.-Kevin Love
    I do like it, actually i love it! it smells amazing!-Russel Westbrook

  • Lance Thompson

    Westbrook: Didn’t anybody tell you that Right Guard is the Official Deodorant for the NBA.

  • Lance Thompson

    Westbrook: Didn’t anybody tell you that Right Guard is the Official Deodorant for the NBA.

  • Lance Thompson

    Westbrook: Your armpit smells as bad as your team plays.

  • Lance Thompson

    Westbrook: Yo Kev, all I have to say is Total Defense 5!!!!!!

  • Lance Thompson

    Westbrook: Yo Kev, didn’t anybody tell you that we get the Right Guard for free.

  • MATT

    gotta love the love!

  • Antonio Girling

    Love wispers in westbrokes ear……
    “You may be in the playoffs, but just remember whos taller”

  • http://bawest18@yahoo.com brandon west

    It’s gonna take Westbrook’s thunder to handle this much Love.

  • joaquin leel

    Westbrook 2 love: hey cuz, with all yr benjamins, u think u culd get a betr deodorant?

  • rob

    West 2 love:Dis ain’t Love, dis torture, Man!

  • http://7701carrigehomesdrive#7 david k

    west: it took me hours to comb my hair this good!!

  • RayinBay

    What stinks more? the T-Wolves or K-Loves Pitts??

  • RayinBay

    ebony, ivory, work together in perfect, ARM-ony-PIT

  • goldenboy

    the bRUIN Love!

  • Kevin Mendoza

    Westbrook: Dude, I don’t know what’s worse, your team or how horrible your armpit smells!

  • http://jrellis51@yahoo.com jr ellis

    damn what”s that smell?

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Thanks for the great entries, everyone. Look for the winner in SLAM 140, on sale in about 10 days.