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Nuggets unveil new court design

Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

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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