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Al Tielemans' Favorite Shots
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Tielemans's take:

''There is nothing quite like photographing the truly great athletes. They elevate the play of the entire league by their presence. Michael Jordan was the perfect example. He set the standard for everyone while he played. The Sixers were a bad team at the time, but they always played the Bulls tough. Capturing pictures of Jordan was easy; he simply did not make bad pictures.''

Shot with an FD Canon T90 FD 28mm f 2.0
Photo: Al Tielemans/SI