We just returned from Oklahoma City, where we photographed the OKC Thunder and the Miami Heat with Rick Chapman for ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals.
As with previous times that we photographed the teams, we had about 5-10 minutes with each player, some sticking around to heckle their teammates as we photographed. This year we reverted back to our original objective of photographing intimate portraits of the players with the trophy, foregoing the motion concept that we did at the 2010 Final. Many thanks again to Val at ESPN for trusting us with this shoot and to Henry at Vidiots for putting it all together! Here are just a few of our favorite images that were captured. Make sure to watch the NBA Finals to check out all of the final vignettes.