LeBron James will remain in game, but looks a little worse for wear after hitting head on camera. pic.twitter.com/V5hU5ALPS6
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 12, 2015
During the second quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals tonight, Cleveland’s star, LeBron James, was fouled and fell head-first into the lens of a video camera as the camera man sat at the end of the court.
He stayed on the floor for a few minutes before taking his foul shots. When he stood up it was easy to see the circular cut from the end of the camera lens on his head.
Clearly that hurt. Kudos to James for getting up and playing on tonight.
The camera man was sitting in a common area when both video camera operators and still photographers sit during games. It is not all too uncommon to see players dive into this area; however, taking a shot like James took tonight is a rarity that just happened to be the wrong angle of his fall.
Last year, some universities acted to ban monopods from sidelines of college football games after Oklahoma receiver Sterling Shepard was injured as he fell out of bounds onto a photographer’s lens and monopod.