Jason Richardson Says Photographers Shouldn’t Be Near the Court

The annual gripe from NBA players and coaches about the proximity of photographers and camera folk to the court is here once again. Jason Richardson voiced his frustration after spraining his left ankle by stepping on a cameraman’s foot. Per the Philly Inquirer: “Doug Collins often has bemoaned the presence of photographers along the baseline, and on Sunday, when he lost shooting guard Jason Richardson to a sprained left ankle in the first quarter against the New York Knicks, the 76ers coach had yet another reason to complain. However, it was Richardson, not Collins, who did the talking. ‘They really don’t belong down there – you see what happens,’ said Richardson, who suffered the sprain when he stepped on a cameraman’s foot at Madison Square Garden. ‘It creates all kinds of problems for players. There’s got to be a better way.’ Richardson was hurt less than two minutes into the game with the Sixers trailing, 5-2. X-rays of his ankle found no broken bones, but he left the arena with his foot in a walking boot.'”