Dennis Rodman and Eugene Amos
One major appeal of the NBA is the intimacy of the arena. In no other sport can fans and media get as close to the action. But this proximity can come at a price, a lesson cameraman Eugene Amos found out the hard way. Amos was working on the baseline at a Minnesota Timberwolves game when Dennis Rodman stumbled into the crowd and twisted his ankle on Amos' camera. Angered, Rodman kicked Amos in the groin. The incident cost Rodman $1.2 million, including a $200,000 payout to Amos.