Every year the ESPN/ABC tries to debut new tech for their NBA Christmas day games and every year fans hate the changes.
This year, the NBA introduced a new zoomed-in camera angle and a huge new scoreboard graphic that takes up a ton of space at the bottom of the screen.
ESPN is clearly experimenting with a zoomed-in view with Pelicans-Heat. It's not quite as close as Mobile View on NBA League Pass, but it's way closer than the standard broadcast. What does everyone think? pic.twitter.com/EoisOkFVkf
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) December 25, 2020
Fans absolutely hated both new additions and blasted ESPN for the changes.
What is this ESPN camera angle that’s almost the normal one but only shows 80% of the court?
— Tony Biasotti (@TonyBiasotti) December 25, 2020
ESPN really said “have you ever wanted to only see a square foot at a time? Boy oh boy do we have the camera angle for you.”
— Drive and kick Bud in the Throat (@socialistbucks) December 25, 2020
Seriously #NBAXmas . The nba always tries to mess with something that's not broken.
Fix the camera angle https://t.co/edxGlbe4j7
— Mike (@BeMike10) December 25, 2020
— SeeseJ (@SeeseJ1) December 25, 2020
ESPN scoreboard at the bottom of the screen is brutal
— jesse (@ALICIOUSNESS220) December 25, 2020
This new ESPN graphic bar for the scores and time is absolutely horrendous
— #DISUNOMICS (@_NOMICS) December 25, 2020
The ESPN scoreboard is DISGUSTING
— Hoodie G (@HoodieGiancarlo) December 25, 2020