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Next up in my Best of 2012 re my best basketball images of 2012. This year I didn’t cover a single college game so it would have been a year of Phoenix Suns basketball, thankfully I got to spend a day in London covering basketball during the Summer Olympics. That plus a basketball shoot for Red Bull helped round out a solid year of hoops.

Below, Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash drives to the basket in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D3s, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Phoenix Suns forward (3) Jared Dudley reaches for a loose ball against the Memphis Grizzlies at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D3s, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee (center) fights for a rebound between Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (right) and center Channing Frye in the first quarter at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Phoenix Suns center (4) Marcin Gortat saves a ball from going out of bounds in the second half against the Washington Wizards at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D3s, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Phoenix Suns center (15) Robin Lopez is defended by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D3s, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Los Angeles Clippers forward (32) Blake Griffin takes a shot under pressure from Phoenix Suns center (8) Channing Frye in the first quarter at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Here is the same moment from a remote camera I installed in the catwalk high above the arena.

Nikon D3s, 400mm, 6400iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin takes a shot in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Phoenix Suns guard (13) Steve Nash passes the ball under pressure from Oklahoma City Thunder guard (0) Russell Westbrook in the first half at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Oklahoma City Thunder forward (35) Kevin Durant pressures Phoenix Suns forward (3) Jared Dudley in the first quarter at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Phoenix Suns guard (13) Steve Nash pulls the uniform of Los Angeles Clippers forward (2) Kenyon Martin to keep him away from a rebound at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/800th, Manual

Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash waves to the fans following his final game as a Phoenix Sun following the game against the San Antonio Spurs at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Russia forward Sergey Monya (12) and Lithuania forward Simas Jasaitis (10) battle for a loose ball during the men’s quarterfinal for the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Spain guard Sergio Rodriguez (6) passes the ball over France guard Tony Parker (9) and center Ali Traore (8) during the men’s quarterfinal in the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Spain center Marc Gasol (13) slaps France forward Boris Diaw (left) in the face while chasing the ball with center Ronny Turiaf (14) during the men’s quarterfinal in the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Brazil center Tiago Splitter (15) attempts a shot against Argentina player Carlos Delfino (10) during the men’s quarterfinal in the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Argentina player Carlos Delfino (10) shoots against Brazil during the men’s quarterfinal in the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

A few weeks after I returned from London I got to cover the Red Bull King of the Rock regional competition in Scottsdale, AZ. The best part of the shoot was the great access I had.

Here are some of my favorites.

Nikon D800, 14-24mm, 250iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority

Nikon D4, 400mm, 200iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual

Nikon D800, 70-200mm, 500iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual

Nikon D4, 24-70mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/1250th, Manual

Nikon D4, 14-24mm, 25iso, f5.6, 1/250th, Manual with SB-800 Flash

Below, Phoenix Suns guard (26) Shannon Brown keeps his eyes on the ball as he defends Detroit Pistons forward (22) Tayshaun Prince in the second half at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D800, 400mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Phoenix Suns forward (11) Markieff Morris collides with Detroit Pistons guard (12) Will Bynum in the second half at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O’Neal (20) blocks the shot of Memphis Grizzlies guard Wayne Ellington (3) in the first half at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Next up are my best scenic pics of 2012.

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