A basketball player named Jimmy Butler showed up at an event where basketball players talk to reporters. He looked different because he had new jewellery on his face, a different hairstyle, and black nail polish. He said he was feeling emotional and liked this style. His coaches thought it was funny, and his teammates were surprised.

Another basketball player named Victor Wembanyama had his first media event with a team called the Spurs. The coach said they should just let people talk about him and not worry too much. He also joked that they should only worry if fans start climbing on the team's bus. People have been talking about how tall Wembanyama is, but the team still says he's 7 feet and 3 inches tall.

A player named Ricky Rubio is not with his team, the Cavaliers, because he's taking a break to focus on his mental health. There's no exact date for when he will come back. His team is supporting him and giving him space. Rubio has been playing basketball for a long time.

Lastly, a player named Christian Koloko won't be at practice with the Toronto Raptors because he has breathing problems. He played for them last year but won't be joining them for practice this time.