As you can clearly see from the picture below in the Detroit News Zack Novak is playing with NO legs.
Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
How do people get these shots? I mean there's this, then the ones were THJ removed his head from all photos
a levitating paraplegic, no less!
you don't need legs when you've got GRIT
I have no clue about photography, but maybe someone who does can shed some light on how that is possible. Is there some extent of Photoshopping that goes into newspaper photos and they just messed this one up?
Maybe I'm wrong here, but Novaks legs just happen to be behind his body when the picture was taken. You can see one of his shoes up by the IU players shorts. Took me a few seconds to put that together. I figured it was photoshopped at first. Awesome picture, nonetheless.
Basically, they're not supposed to do any more than they need to do in order to convert the raw file captured by the camera into a JPG or a print-ready image. The photographer would certainly get in a lot of trouble for removing legs. I think HartAttack20 has the right idea.
(You do see editorial photos that have been manipulated, which is justified by the fact that they're editorial. It can be controversial anyway.)
Double amputee would probably be more accurate.
The title of the post seemed a bit quesitonable but the picture is pretty funny (he kind of looks like a hovercraft)!
Looks like photoshop to me. I didn't watch the game so I will more than likely be off, but why is Novak on the ground when it looks like the IU play has full and utter control of the ball? Is this the new dive defense I keep hearing about?
He is on the ground like that because he has no legs, stop being so insensitive to the legless people.
They did it to themselves.
It's still there.
And when you zoom in on it, it doesn't even look like he was originally in that picture.
He looks like Slimer.
Give him a funny hat and a magic carpet, and he could be a Genie.
Stick rug fringe on each end of him and he could be the fricking carpet.
If you go to the website & take a look at the blown up version of the photo, you can see what appear to be Novak's black shoes just over his left shoulder. I'm thinking that it's not actually photoshopped, just a really weird position that only someone like Zack Novak could twist themselves into without shattering their spine.
I believe you are correct. It just looks very, very strange at first blush.
So how many stolen bases did Novak wind up with?
or a shirt or anything else from the site:
I think I need the playing cards...
It's almost like the game is too easy for Novak, so he decided to increase the degree of difficulty by doing push-ups while guarding IU. And these weren't just the normal push-ups, these were the jump up and clap your hands style push-ups, all while having no legs. I'm impressed.
First, there would be absolutely no reason for either the photographer or the News to engage in fakery; their professional credibility would be at stake. If it were photoshopped, whoever did it or authorized it would probably lose their job.
Second, I've looked at the photo carefully, and there are none of the telltale signs of two photos being merged. In particular, look at Novak's hair—one of the hardest things to do in photo retouching is dealing with hair against backgrounds, and you can see individual strands of Novak's hair. I'm not saying it would be impossible to do, but it would take time and therefore money.
Why would you assume that a Detroit newspaper cars about professional credibitily? Oh wait, we're talking the News not the Freep.
Wait... So Novak does in fact have no legs?? What an athlete.
I came to this thread expecting a bad, tasteless joke.
I really liked the title now.
Missed the game, but knew there was controversy about Horford playing... Glad to find he didn't burn his medical redshirt only to do more damage.
Now I finally understand why they say Zack is physically limited.