Andrew Bernstein’s official title is Director of Photography for Staples Center and Nokia Live—which sounds fancy and all, but it’s the scope of his work that reveals it as a dream job for the sports obsessive. For more than 30 years, Bernstein, the longest tenured photographer in the NBA, has captured the moments that have resonated with fans—from the famous shot of Michael Jordan at the peak of his Airness to rare behind-the-scenes quiet moments with Kobe Bryant.
With the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Finals about to start, we asked Bernstein to take us through some of the most famous moments he’s caught on camera.
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