After utilizing special court designs for all 67 games of the In-Season Event, including the semifinals and finals, NBA commissioner Adam Silver stated the league is contemplating one thing comparable for the NBA Finals.
“For the Finals, we might have a particular Finals court docket – not simply with the trophy within the heart, however a bit bit extra colourful,” Silver told reporters before the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers in Saturday’s match championship. “I’m an enormous advocate of the colourful courts.”
The In-Season Event courts have been totally painted and featured a contrasting runway down the center, in addition to the NBA Cup as midcourt, paying homage to the Larry O’Brien Trophy that was displayed behind the staff logos through the 2005-09 NBA Finals.
The cup was additionally in each lanes, additional selling the In-Season Event video games as something bigger than a normal regular season contests. In the meantime, the NBA Finals have featured every staff’s normal court docket with the Finals brand superimposed onto the court in recent seasons.
“(Followers have instructed me) in the event that they’re not at dwelling or in a sports activities bar or someplace and so they see the colour from the court docket, it signifies there’s one thing totally different occurring,” Silver stated.
Transferring ahead, the NBA nonetheless plans to make use of particular courts for the In-Season Event. However maybe the groups and gamers can have extra enter on the designs, which could not be as templated sooner or later.
“I believe within the course of we went by way of the primary time, they’re a bit cookie cutter,” Silver stated. “I really like the court docket we’re utilizing right here for the semifinals and closing sport, however I believe there may very well be some extra creativity.
“Clearly, we need to be sure that the gamers have faith in them, that the kind of paint used isn’t (too) slippery, and I believe we’ve handled these points by the way, however we need to be sure that they’re not a distraction.”