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• My personal highlight came when I was standing next to Julian Wright, who, I couldn't help noticing, was staring at my feet. Finally, he said, "Hey, can you take off your shoe, can I see one of those?" A bit startled, I bent down, whipped off one and handed it over, not knowing what he was going to do with it (and a little anxious about its scent). He gave my retro Jordan III a good inspection, and proceeded to ask me all kinds of questions (which I could not answer) about the generational progression of the Air Jordan sneaker. Finally, he handed it back with an approving grin, and told me he had never seen this model before but thought they were pretty fly. I of course blushed like a schoolgirl, right on cue. • The rest of the day was dedicated to capturing the guys' signature moves for "NBA Live '08" in the EA gym. Durant was pumped that his trademark chest bump (fist to chest after big buckets) was going to make it into the game. Keep an eye out for that when you're at home with your joysticks. • "NBA Live" project manager David Pekush explained to the boys why they had to wear the special suits to create some gamelike moments. "We want all your moves in the game," Pekush said. "Julian's dunks, Brandan's hook, Corey's defensive stance, Joakim's jumper " -- but Pekush was cut off before he could finish that sentence, since Brewer and Horford burst out laughing at the idea anybody would want Noah's "unique" jumper in the game. Noah was quick to shoot them a look of antipathy. • As the guys continued to harass each other about their unique styles and techniques, shooting form was hardly the biggest point of contention. The day quickly boiled down to who had the best dance moves. Horford's two-step and Noah's Harlem shuffle earned top honors, although Durant was not shy about breaking out his unidentified shimmy all day long. Brewer's svelte frame made for an inimitable boogie that was startlingly graceful and -- at times -- even balletlike. At one point the whole bunch was suited up in goofy spandex suits, covered in ping-pong-esque balls from head to toe, cutting the rug and basking in the corresponding animated images on the jumbo projection screen. Brandan Wright secured the status of most stoic, opting to stand on the sidelines and shake his head (not his tail feathers) at the dance party that ensued in Vancouver. Mary Buckheit is a Page 2 columnist. She can be reached at email@example.com.