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- Updated: February 2, 2016
In an effort to protect players and referees, the NBA has banned midcourt sideline television cameras, effective immediately, sources said.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, the league has banned midcourt sideline television cameras, effective immediately, in an effort to keep players and officials alike from running into these cameramen while running the sideline.
Per Windhorst’s report, the National Basketball Referees Association had recently requested that a change to the placement of cameramen for nationally televised games, like last night’s showdown between the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs, be made and the league clearly took their pleas to heart.
This new rule will be noticed the most during nationally televised games as the companies broadcasting those match ups had been permitted to place a camerman on each side of the floor at half court.
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