When both CSN's Steve Buckhantz and Fox Sports Detroit's George Blaha were fooled by Trevor Ariza's buzzer-beating attempt that fell well short, it was a function of distance.

"If I'm sitting in my old seat, there's not a tenth of a percent chance I miss that call," Buckhantz said. "From that particular perspective the ball looked like it went in. I've watched it 100 times, and each time it went in. I would make the same call each time."

"It's not breaking news that that is not a good vantage point," agreed Blaha, who lauded the work done by Wizards senior director of communications Scott Hall and his assistants. "If you didn't have the best statisticians in the league and a great media relations group, it would be extremely difficult. They make it as easy as possible. But you really have a problem with depth perception there."

As teams chase the profits of premium seating, it's not just fans priced out of attending games who suffer. Wizards TV viewers, and soon enough the rest of us, lose our conduit to the action—we rely on broadcasters, feet from the floor, to note things the cameras can't capture. As far as owners are concerned, your understanding of the game is a small price to pay for an extra $24,000 a night.

Why the Wizards moved Steve Buckhantz off the floor [Washington Post]