Posts Tagged ‘nba’
This photo is the greatest sports photo of all time — at least according to Sports Illustrated. The magazine has published a gallery containing 100 of the greatest images (from an American’s perspective), and the #1 image is the above shot of Michael Jordan hitting the game-winning shot to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Utah Jazz and win the 1998 NBA Finals in 6 games.
The Staples Center in Los Angeles is the official home of two NBA basketball teams (the Lakers and Clippers) and an NHL hockey team (the Kings). All three teams are competing in their respective playoffs this year, and between May 17th and May 20th the arena hosted 6 games. This meant that the interior had to be broken down and set up for each team and each sport. The crazy time-lapse video above shows the six transformations in 1.5 minutes.
Back in 2010 we featured an interesting documentary about what the life of Pete Souza — President Obama’s official photographer — is like. Now, here’s a look at a different kind of official photographer: the team photographer of an NBA basketball team. Layne Murdoch has been shooting sports for over 30 years, and is the official photographer of the New Orleans Hornets. In this video he provides an interesting behind-the-scenes glimpse into what his coveted job involves.
(via f stoppers)