Regional Mayhem

What happens when one photographer breaks the rules, runs out in front of everyone else?

USA Today photographer Jack Gruber, from
Security and officials realized they had no plan and had lost all control. At this point, it was ugly. AP staff photographer Marcio Sanchez had his credentials ripped from his neck. Others were physically pushed. It was something right out of the “how not to handle things” manual.

Watching the tournament media director (Pete Simon) running around the court wildly chasing television away from impromptu interviews with players and ripping credentials from photographers necks while stadium security guarded invisible no access lines all seemed too insane to be true.