Los Angeles Lakers: Dr. J

Q and A with Andrew Bernstein, NBA senior photographer

April, 19, 2010
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McMenamin By Dave McMenamin
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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We had the pleasure of collaborating with Andy to create a great gallery of images. It includes a look back at last year's title run with commentary from the players who experienced it, plus Kobe Bryant reflecting on his career and players who have influenced him, and finally Bernstein's words about his favorite pictures: Lakers in photos

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The man at work. Andrew Bernstein has a face, but it's usually behind one of those fancy cameras.



When you see a photo of a Lakers player dressed in his purple and gold on the court in a newspaper, magazine or on a Web site, odds are it came from the lens of the camera of one man: Andy Bernstein. Bernstein is the Lakers official team photographer and has been with the franchise for nearly three decades. He is also a senior photographer for the NBA and has chronicled everything from a regular season game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves in March, to all six of Michael Jordan’s championships with the Bulls.

Bernstein chatted with ESPN.com/LosAngeles looking back at the pictures that have illustrated his career.

10 Questions with Andy Bernstein …

Q: You’ve been in L.A. for Showtime and Lake Show and now, this yet-to-be labeled era of the Lakers, can you talk about how your role has changed through the years as the team changed?

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Kobe Bryant
PTS AST STL MIN
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OTHER LEADERS
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AssistsK. Bryant 5.6
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