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Episode Info: Senior NBA Photographer and Director of Photography for Staples Center, Andrew Bernstein. He hasn't played a single minute in the NBA. However, Andy Bernstein is a perennial contender for league MVP (Most Valuable Photographer). The 2017 NBA Finals marked the 35th-consecutive time that Andy has covered the Association's showcase event. We discuss Andy's rise from amateur shutterbug - his love for the camera was fostered by a (teenage) trip to the Western United States with his dad - to becoming one of the world's greatest sports photographers. Highlights of our conversation include Andy's memories of an iconic rendition of the national anthem at his first All-Star Game (1983), his crucial involvement in creating the (taken from his bio) position of Senior Director of NBA Photos - a position he held for 25 years - a discussion about the meteoric changes in camera technology over recent decades and of course, he details wonderful stories behind how some of his most-historic photos came to be. Links discussed (include): * Marvin Gaye's amazing performance at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game * Follow Andy's wonderful output on Instagram * Journey to the Ring: Behind the Scenes with the 2010 NBA Champion Lakers People mentioned in this episode, include: Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Lon Rosen, Terry Lyons, Pat Riley, David Stern, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant & Porter McKinnon. Editor's note: sign-up for the monthly newsletter - receive exclusive details on upcoming podcast episodes and future, high-profile guests to appear on the show. Show notes | I appreciate all feedback, FB Page 'Likes' and iTunes ratings / reviews. Follow: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Newsletter | RSS | Website Support Adam via Amazon: click-through and purchase any item (store-wide – within 24 hours) - it helps support the podcast – importantly, at no additional cost to you. Thanks. Feedback: e-mail (audio welcome) | VoicemailRead more »

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