Finally, basketball season is half way over! I am starting to get burned out with basketball because everything is starting to look the same and I have shot the same feature photos about ten times now. I have shot all levels of basketball, from NBA to JV. Having covered such a variety of competition levels, I have seen some crazy dunks to turnover every time a player gets the ball.
So here are my top ten photos from the first half of the basketball season.
I started basketball by shooting Perrysburg vs. St. Francis.
I found my self next at the University of Toledo vs. University of Massachusetts.
Then found my self bouncing back and fourth between high school and college basketball.
I knew Perrysburg’s assistant coach and I approached him about shooting some feature photos in the locker room and he was totally cool with it.
The following weekend I covered Perrysburg again, and I have been noticing this player could just toss the basketball up against the top of this wall and I found a little stair well that would allow me to get above him and shoot down.
To finish up my last high school game I shot Perrysburg vs. Southview.
Finally I found my self in Cleveland, Ohio covering my first NBA game. I went for one reason and one reason only. To get LeBron James’s pregame ritual of throwing rosin into the air. Prior to the game I spent countless hours searching all of the wire services to see if I could find of the shots I have been imagining. After sneaking behind the scores table asking a little old lady if I sat next to her while I wanted for the moment this is what I came up with.
That wraps up all the best photos half way through basketball season. I still have a long way to go because I will be covering the NCAA Final Four in Detroit this year and I am excited for that.
(NOTE: If you click on the photo you can get a gallery of the photos)