I'm fortunate enough to cover some cool things as a photojournalist, one of my favourite things to photograph is sports, especially basketball. Any chance I get to shoot an NBA game I usually take, but this game was a bit more special since it featured the best player in the World, 2015 Eastern Conference All Star , and 3-time NBA Champion Lebron James. Not to mention it also featured 2015 Eastern Conference All-Stars Kyle Lowry and Kyrie Irving and Toronto's own Tristan Thompson was back where it all started for his him. Being court-side for one of the most hyped up NBA games of the season was an unforgettable experience.
The game was nationally broadcast across the US on TNT and featured guest appearances from NBA Legend Tracy McGrady and NBA Hall of Famers Dikembe Mutombo and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. In honour of tonight's NBA All Star Game in New York City, I've re-visited these images since they feature a handful of former and current NBA All-Stars duking it out. Also, two of these Lebron James' pictures were featured as the cover for the Globe and Mail's Sports section their weekend edition, and one of them also featured on USA Today and BleacherReport.com, so that was super cool, but in the end, I'm just secretly a die-hard basketball fan that wanted a chance to sit on the court as future Hall of Fame players did what they do best, ball. As the saying goes - Ball is Life.