You see it at least once a game. A player chasing a loose ball goes crashing into the group of photographers and cameramen assembled on the baseline under the basket. Usually, the player gets up, checks that the photographer is okay, and then rejoins the game. But that wasn’t the case for Sixers guard Jason Richardson during Sunday’s Sixers-Knicks game.
Richardson drove to the basket just minutes into the game and after being hit by Carmelo Anthony, he stumbles under the basket where he steps on a cameraman’s foot. Richardson immediately went down while the cameraman continued to film and ultimately left the game with a sprained ankle.
And after the game, Richardson was more than adamant that the baseline should be cleared of photographers and cameramen.
“They really don’t belong down there – you see what happens,” said Richardson, who suffered the sprain when he stepped on a cameraman’s foot at Madison Square Garden. “It creates all kinds of problems for players. There’s got to be ...