The Denver Nuggets unveiled what might be the NBA’s most elaborate court design.
And it’s pretty good.
I love the gray mountain. It’s a Denver staple, and it fades into the background – as mountains do.
The gray pickaxes are more jarring, but I think I can warm up to them.
The bigger problem with them is they force the Nuggets to change their center-court logo from their better pickaxe logo (pictured above the court). Otherwise, it’d be too repetitive. The center-court logo now is a downgrade.
I also find the “5280/300" on the sideline corny. The 5280 – for feet in the Mile High City – is a more universally recognized number and would be fine on its own. The 300 – for 300 days of sunlight in Denver – is more obscure. Perhaps, Coloradans appreciate it more than I do.
Overall grade: B, with potential to go to B+ if the gray pickaxes aren’t as overwhelming with players on the floor