Tyler Zeller Reflects on SLAM cover in latest issue

In the latest issue of SLAM Magazine, a whole bunch of NBA players reflect on their experience of being on the magazine's cover for the first time. 

I reached out to Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tyler Zeller, who was featured on the cover of SLAM 153 in 2011 along with his North Carolina teammates Harrison Barnes, Kendall Marshall, Dexter Strickland and John Henson, for his perspective. 

Below is the quote from Zeller included in SLAM 170: 

"It was a great honor to be on the cover because I was on it with my teammates. It represented how our success was so closely tied to our chemistry and playing as a group together. The photo shoot was a lot of fun and we had a great time doing it.”

The cover he was referencing is after the jump.

SLAM 170 is on sale now, celebrating 20 years since the first issue.

Here's hoping a future cover will include Zeller, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson and whoever the Cavaliers select No. 1 overall just like Tyler's last one did.

Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of StepienRules.com. I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine, Cleveland.com, BleacherReport.com, InsideFacebook.com and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.