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Nuggets Unveil Lion King Cam

Kiss cams are old hat! Besides, it can be truly embarrassing when the camera focuses in and you’re sitting there with your brother, or even worse, your side-dude. Last night, the Denver Nuggets hosted the San Antonio Spurs, and unveiled a new crowd-cam idea that everyone immediately understood and took to: The Lion King Cam!

During a timeout, the camera finds a baby in the crowd, focuses in, and plays the opening lines from “The Circle of Life.” The object of the focus immediately understands what to do. All new parents, and even aunts and granddads, know they are supposed to hold the baby up just like Rafiki presenting Simba to the Pride Rock residents (or, for those of us of a certain age, the infancy of Kunta Kinte). We hope Denver keeps this idea going, and it may spread to other arenas. -via Uproxx


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The Atlanta Braves had been doing this as of last season- the inspiration was shortstop Andrelton Simmons' nickname "Simba". I'm not sure if they stopped after they traded him to the Angels, or if his new team has taken up the tradition.
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