Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a few NBA teams decide to add sublimated designs to their court, and the Denver Nuggets are the latest team to hop on this trend. They’ve removed nearly all of the powder blue from their court and replaced it with sublimated designs, and some of those designs have been implemented in an interesting manner.
As you can see, they’ve sublimated the pickaxes from their secondary logo (which used to be at center court) and placed them inside of the three-point arc. However, they placed it so that it takes up nearly all of the space inside of the three-point arc, which is definitely a unique design in the league. In order to make sure that the focus is on the pickaxes, they removed all of the paint from the key.
The other sublimation comes in the form of a more typical placement: Along the sideline at the center of the court. However, the Nuggets decided against placing their skyline there (like the Cavs did), and decided to place a sublimated mountain range there. Once again, it’s very unique. Lastly, below the mountain range and on the sideline itself is 5280/300. The 5280 stands for Denver being 5,280 feet above sea level, and the 300 represents “the front range’s historical average of 300 days of sunshine per year,” according to their press release.
For reference’s sake, here’s what they played on last season:
It’s definitely a drastic departure from what the Nuggets have been playing on for years, and it’s also one of the most unique courts that you’ll see in the NBA this season. What do you guys think? Is the unique look a good look for the Nuggets?