The Paul George injury was nothing short of gruesome and already there have been cries to change the game and the way that professional players are allowed to participate internationally during the offseason.
But while the Paul George injury had more to do with the placement of the basket than it did with anything else, a common hazard in the NBA are courtside photographers who are in the way of fast moving athletes when they run out of floor to run.
Adam Silver is already reducing the number of courtside photographers but it’s not in response to the Paul George injury, rather something that the NBA has a whole has been doing for years to clear the clutter at either end of the court.
Following up on an earlier tweet, have learned that number of photographers on the floor for NBA games cut in half over last few years.
— Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) August 2, 2014
This makes a lot of sense, but don’t think that it’s going to fix everything. The fact of the matter is, some of these athletes are just too big and too fast to be stopped when they get going, and we saw the horrific outcome with Paul George of what happens when big men in the NBA meet areas of little space — photographers or not.
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