Bucks rookie Jabari Parker took the opportunity at Panini’s trading card photo shoot to imagine himself as a pirate via Snapchat. While his drawing is crude, one can make out a pixelated yellow-and-blue parrot perched on his shoulder, and an extremely loose-fitting eye patch.
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What if 2nd overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft had decided instead to become a real-life Pirate of the Pittsburgh variety? Unlike Michael Jordan, Parker didn’t play any baseball in high school, so it’s hard to project how good a batter he would be — but imagine him playing centerfield and robbing home runs with his speed and leaping ability… Move on over Andrew McCutchen!