Friday, October 21, 2016

Uni Watch 2016-17 NBA Preview Includes New Court Designs

The Uni Watch NBA Preview documents changes in court design, as well as in uniforms. One thing to note is that the proposed design revision for the Cavaliers' court has been put on hold.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Utah Jazz Downplay Music-Note Motif

Via the usual sources, the Jazz's court has switched from this in 2015-16 to this in 2016-17. The team also seems to be emphasizing purple and gold, at the expense of green. A purple-and-gold identity would be a great idea, except that another, older NBA franchise has already solidified that color scheme in the public mind!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Cavs Change a Few Things Up on New Floor

Via Uni-Watch, the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will sport a new court design this season. As shown here, the main addition is the sword motif for the half-court line. Also, the darker shellac inside the three-point arc and the city skyline from last year's floor are gone.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Rockets Go For More Redness

Via Matt Rachmiel and Uni Watch, the Houston Rockets will have a new court design for this upcoming season. Whereas areas of the court previously were differentiated by shades of shellac, now the out-of-bounds area and keys will be solid red. I still think the Rockets should go back to red and gold as their primary colors, instead of red and grey.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Video of Michigan's Court Being Refinished (But Design Remains the Same)

There's no new design here, but I thought some of you basketball-court aficionados might find of interest this video of Michigan's Crisler Center floor being refinished.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sacramento Kings' New Court

Via Matt Rachmiel, Uni-Watch provides links to both a photo of the Sacramento Kings' new court and a slideshow of Kings' courts since they've been in Sacramento. I've never liked the Kings' purple and black color scheme, as the purple seemed too similar to the colors of divisional rivals the Lakers and Suns. I like the red, white, and blue colors of the Kings' forerunner, the Cincinnati Royals, although Cincy's floor was nothing special. The franchise goes even further back, as the Rochester Royals, but that was well before my time.

Friday, August 19, 2016

UW-Milwaukee Tones Things Down

Via the usual sources, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (which just goes by "Milwaukee" in the athletic realm) has changed its basketball-floor design near the baskets. Previously, the rectangle for the key was solid black and the semicircle at the top of the key, solid yellow (shown in this video, around the 2:00 mark).

Now, the rectangles and semicircles will be empty, giving the floor a simpler look. I like it. The yellow-gold Panther claws are also a nice new touch, in my view, noticeable but not too overwhelming.