Canon camera gets LeBron's Lakers punished in controversial NBA loss

Canon camera at center of NBA controversy
(Image credit: NBA)

A Canon camera found itself at center of controversy during an NBA game this weekend, as the Los Angeles Lakers were bested by their bitter rivals the Boston Celtics when a game-winning foul call was missed by referees.

After the blunder, volatile Lakers star Patrick Beverley grabbed a Canon EOS R3 from a professional photographer and strode on court to show an official that his colleagues had blown the crucial call. Obviously the audacious move was not appreciated by the referee, who awarded Beverley a technical foul and sent him back to the sidelines. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.