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Rick Carlisle poses for picture in China, Internet properly reacts

The Mavericks coach got cute during a Mavericks open practice and Twitter went to town.

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Poor Rick Carlisle. He might never pose for a picture again.

The Dallas Mavericks coach decided to drop his steely demeanor for a minute as the Mavericks had an open practice in China before their next preseason game. Carlisle has a good sense of humor despite his reputation, so it was fun to see this side of him documented.

Unfortunately for Carlisle this is what he flashed us with:

After seeing this photo, basketball Twitter just twiddled its thumbs, thought “aw, that’s sweet” and went about its normal routine of eating itself alive.

No wait they totally went in on this. Here are some of our staff’s favorite examples:

You have to squint a little bit on this one, but that’s what makes it great.

If you find any more favorites, post them in the comments below, and god have mercy on the reporters who talk to Carlisle after the Mavs preseason game today.