In an effort to protect players and referees, the NBA has banned midcourt sideline television cameras, effective immediately, sources said.
The edict comes a little more than a week after referee Scott Wall rolled his ankle when he tripped over a midcourt cameraman in the Memphis Grizzlies’ 102-101 win over the Nuggets on Jan. 21 in Denver. LeBron James suffered an ankle injury when he tripped over a midcourt camera during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals last season in Atlanta.
Source: Brian Windhorst of ESPN
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