I'm surprised in an arena that can hold 20k, the camera crew are allowed to roost with their legs and feet situated beside the base of the basket. Last night, early on, Matthews layed it up and almost stepped on a camera person's foot. My first question is: has there ever been a player injury due to running into baseline crew? It's only a matter of time before a star is out for a couple weeks with a badly sprained ankle--or worse. STOP THE MADNESS, I SAY.
Here's the solution:
1) Only allow smaller people around the basket area. Sorry, biggies--I know you're real people too, but if you're not small enough to hunker down without dangling your legs into the baseline area--sorry--you're too damn big for the job. Go back to the truck and push some buttons. I'm thinking giving the job to retired jockies with smaller HD cameras. They can get decent shots without taking up so much real estate.
or 2) can that baseline angle all together. I hate it when the production crew switches to that angle mid-play anyways. It seems like a fairly worthless angle. It's certainly not worth endangering players' careers over, that's for sure.
What say you?