Jason Richardson and Andrew Bynum.credit: media.philly.com
76ers shooting guard Jason Richardson recently suffered a sprained ankle after stepping on a cameraman, which is a blow to a team that is already without star center Andrew Bynum. For some, this may seem like a fairly ordinary injury, and an event that is part of the game. After all, as fans, we all want the best media coverage and the best pictures for those who can’t be at the arena, right?
If you watch games, you know that the cameramen are very close to the court. As in, they’re practically on the court with the players.
We always see guys flying over them to save a ball, or finish a play. The players really have no slack; if you’re off the court, you’re running into either a bench, a fan, or a cameraman. When you consider how big and powerful these guys are, it’s a pretty dangerous situation.
J-Rich was traded to Philadelphia this offseason as part of the deal that landed Dwight Howard in Los Angeles, Andrew Bynum in Ph...