The Emotionally True Exception

Gary Splash’s Robert Eldridge (top) shoots up and over Lansing’s Carlos Gill during the fourth quarter at the Genesis Center in Gary, Ind., Sunday, April 17, 2011.

With the NBA playoffs underway, and scores of local fans chasing after the bandwagons of their “favorite” teams, I decided to dig through my archives and pull some of my favorite basketball images from the 2010-2011 season. While there are a couple of images from college and semi-pro teams, the majority of them were shot at high school matches. High school games always seem more emotionally “true” for some reason, probably because the players are in it strictly for the love of the sport, free from the haze of endorsement deals and celebrity pomp.

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Posted in Photography, Photojournalism, Sports on May 11th, 2011. 1 Comment.