ESPN’s Mike Francesa reports on the NBA player who used a fake camera in a viral video.
“It’s kind of a weird, weird, kind of funny thing,” Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson told ESPN’s Dan Dakich on Tuesday.
“When I’m on the court, I have a camera with me.
It’s not like I’m taking a selfie.
It kind of gives me a little extra leeway.”
The clip is from a promotional video for a new app called The Biggest Fake Camera in the World, which offers $1,000 to anyone who can take a photo with the device.
The clip features Johnson taking a fake shot of himself and the caption, “I just want to say, this is not a good thing.”
“You know what, I’m not gonna lie to you,” Johnson said.
“I’m really happy about it.
I mean, it’s funny.
It gives me some leeway.
It makes me think.
You know what?
It’s a little bit of a different perspective.
I’ve been in the spotlight a little while, so I think it’s a good time to do it.”
Johnson also said he doesn’t think the clip was meant to be offensive, though he admits he might have been a little surprised by how the camera reacted.
“It’s like, what the heck is going on?
That’s what the word is supposed to mean, right?
Like, why do we even have cameras at all?” he said.”
I just thought, ‘Wow, he’s really freaking out about it,’ and that’s what it is.”