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Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker (17) is hit in the face by the ball as he reaches for a rebound in the second half against the Houston Rockets at the US Airways Center.

About halfway through my Best of 2013 galleries. Today I bring you my best Basketball images of the year. Continue on to check them out.

It was a very slow year of basketball action for me in 2013. I didn’t do a single remote camera all year in basketball so that probably helps explain why it was a ho hum year of basketball pics…

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) controls the ball under pressure from Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley (left) and guard Shannon Brown (right) at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) controls the ball under pressure from Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley (left) and guard Shannon Brown (right) at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona State Sun Devils forward Carrick Felix (0) drives to the basket in the first half against the Stanford Cardinal at the Wells Fargo Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Arizona State Sun Devils forward Carrick Felix (0) drives to the basket in the first half against the Stanford Cardinal at the Wells Fargo Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (right) against Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (right) against Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O'Neal (20) reaches for a rebound against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O’Neal (20) reaches for a rebound against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Washington Wizards center Jason Collins prior to the game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Collins would become a big name in the sport after announcing he was a homosexual, the first openly gay player in one of the big three professional sports in America. He hasn't played since the announcement.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Washington Wizards center Jason Collins prior to the game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Collins would become a big name in the sport after announcing he was a homosexual, the first openly gay player in one of the big three professional sports in America. He hasn’t played since the announcement.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O'Neal lands on top of Washington Wizards center Jason Collins in the second half at the US Airways Center. The Wizards defeated the Suns 88-79.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O’Neal lands on top of Washington Wizards center Jason Collins in the second half at the US Airways Center. The Wizards defeated the Suns 88-79.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) attempts a shot under pressure from Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris (15) in the first half at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) attempts a shot under pressure from Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris (15) in the first half at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) is fouled by Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) in the second quarter at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) is fouled by Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) in the second quarter at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi (28) reaches for a rebound in the second half against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi (28) reaches for a rebound in the second half against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) calls a play against the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) calls a play against the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley (3) and Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin battle for a loose ball in the second quarter at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley (3) and Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin battle for a loose ball in the second quarter at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker (17) is hit in the face by the ball as he reaches for a rebound in the second half against the Houston Rockets at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker (17) is hit in the face by the ball as he reaches for a rebound in the second half against the Houston Rockets at the US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard prepares to inbound the ball against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard prepares to inbound the ball against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas (22) passes the ball in the second half against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual
Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas (22) passes the ball in the second half against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (top) steals the ball from Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker in the second half at US Airways Center.

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San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (top) steals the ball from Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker in the second half at US Airways Center.

That closes my Best of Basketball images.

Next up are my photos from an AMAZING New Mexico Bowl between the Washington State Cougars and the Colorado State Rams.


 
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One response to “Best of 2013: Best Basketball Photos”

  1. rlarsen says:

    Great shots !
    What AF Case settings for basketball work well with your 1DX ?

    Thanks

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