NBA Player Picks Up Photographer’s DSLR and Snaps Away
How would you react if someone grabbed your camera and started taking photos without asking you? What if that person was a professional athlete? Would that change your opinon? The question comes up due to an event during today’s Bulls game. Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer accidentally kicked a photographer’s DSLR (complete with a pocket wizard on the shoe) onto the court at the same time as Raptors player Terrence Ross drove to the basket and got fouled. When he noticed the camera on the ground, Raptors power forward Amir Johnson picked it up and fired off a few shots of his teammates before handing it off.
Below is a video of the incident at the Bulls game (you can see the camera skid across the floor in the lower left of the video at 0:27):
At the London Olympics Usain Bolt did what amounts to the same thing when he commandeered a photographer’s camera to photograph the excitement of his moment from his perspective. Those photos went viral and maybe these will too, but the question remains… How would you feel about this happening if it were your gear?