Which NBA team has the best court design?

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I know, I know: Art and design is subjective. What resonates deeply with one person might completely whiff with someone else. And that stretches into the NBA world as well — uniforms, logos and court designs all get obsessed over. So the Chicago Tribune did something pretty interesting to try and get a consensus when it comes to NBA court design. The Trib gathered four art and design experts and had them look at and rate all 30 NBA courts. They then added up all the scores and crowned a winner. Check out their rankings here and let us know down below, which team do you think has the coolest court?

48 Comments

  1. Hector Herrera says:

    CHICAGO BULLS

    • lbj says:

      Whichever our “king” LeBron plays will be the coolest court in the world. If he played in the court of Afghanistan then it will be the coolest court!

  2. E Brown says:

    Chicago Bulls

  3. Zurdito says:

    Rockets

  4. RA-V says:

    For me:
    1 – Chicago
    2 – Miami
    3 – Minnesota
    4 – Memphis
    5 – Brooklyn

    30 – Indiana

    • Jared says:

      your two favorite are Bulls and Heat and your least favorite is Pacers? sounds like a rivalry problem

  5. johnnytc1 says:

    Any court that da king gets his butt beat on is the best one😉

  6. TK says:

    Brooklyn, by far, that fish-bone hardwood is to die for. Charlotte comes in at a close second for The Hive.

  7. fidelio says:

    1. Charlotte
    2. Timberwolves
    3. Knicks
    —————
    Bottom 3:

    1. Huston
    2. Hawks
    3. Raptors

  8. John says:

    I really like the Philadelphia 76ers court design.

  9. Miamismonster says:

    Charlotte: the hive!
    New Orleans: Pelicans
    Brooklyn: nice wood haha
    Denver: landscape and mining gear
    Cleveland: cityscape

  10. Rifen says:

    Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, LA Lakers, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs…… 30. LA Clippers

  11. Isaac says:

    San Antonio (((SPURS)))

  12. Eric M. says:

    The New York Knicks

  13. pk says:

    1. knicks
    2. nets
    3. okc
    4. cavs
    5. gsw

    29. lakers
    30. miami

  14. papagalit says:

    For me it’s the Lakers. Followed by Hornets

  15. Bryan says:

    Chicago

  16. MickyT says:

    1. Charlotte
    2. Boston
    3. Lakers
    4. Cavs
    5. Nuggets
    6. Orlando

  17. johnnytc1 says:

    The Hive arena looked really good tonight. Another king spanking….. Whose getting blamed tonight king?

  18. KaYaK says:

    Best: Nuggets, Timberwolves, Spurs, Hornets, Celtics
    Worst: Clippers, Kings, Thunder, Pelicans, Pacers

  19. Hpeagler7 says:

    Pistons by even though the rest of the world hates them cause they are TEAM oriented and not a one man show.

  20. FK11 says:

    Milwaukee Bucks is unique and very energetic!!!

  21. skunk says:

    spurs and bulls

  22. Dilyan says:

    Wow Raptors the best

  23. xfactor675 says:

    Interesting list, i always thought that brooklyn one is awful and they put it in first.

    for me the better ones are:
    Milwaukee
    Golden State
    Charlotte
    Sacramento
    Indiana

    also Chicago shouldn’t have changed their traditional one

  24. Mert says:

    HOUSTON ROCKETS!

  25. Mendee says:

    Denver’s Court Design is Best

  26. TomFrost says:

    GREAT:
    Nets
    Spurs
    Pacers
    Celtics
    76ers
    Heat

    GOOD:
    Cavaliers
    Suns
    Magic
    Wizards
    Grizzlies
    Bulls

    OK:
    Nuggets
    Timberwolves
    Warriors
    Rockets
    Raptors

    MEDIOCRE:
    Mavericks
    Knicks
    Blazers
    Pistons
    Lakers

    BAD:
    Hornets
    Kings
    Pelicans
    Hawks
    Bucks

    EXTREMELY BAD:
    Clippers
    Thunder
    Jazz

  27. Ian says:

    Why did the Raptors do away with there “pop out” baseline team name? That was very different and cool on a broadcast.
    I also miss the Spurs old fiesta colored court.
    Celtics is the best, followed closely by Brooklyn

  28. Jeremy Mosteller says:

    How can the Atlanta Hawks and their amazing 3-D floor show NOT be part of the top 10 courts???

  29. CaptainKangarooPimp says:

    Bulls
    Hornets
    T’wolves
    Bucks
    Suns

  30. balls says:

    1-brooklyn,2charrolete,3Cavs

  31. dave says:

    Guess I have bad taste … really like the Mavs, nobody else seems to

  32. Richard says:

    1) TORONTO RAPTORS 2) CHICAGO BULLS 3) NEW YORK KNICKS these three i think are the best.

  33. Top 5 says:

    1. Warriors
    2. Hornets
    3. Hawks
    4. Nets
    5. Nuggets

  34. Jack Rutherford says:

    Philly, in hi def it is terrific on TV. That makes them first in something..

  35. Cody Lando says:

    The Toronto Raptors of course!!!!!!!!!

  36. Double Down Trent says:

    BULLS

  37. Moose says:

    Top Picks:
    Rockets
    Bulls
    Hornets

  38. jwt7000 says:

    I know the Lakers, Bulls, Warriors and the Celtics court design looks are still great as of today, but I never knew that the new Brooklyn Nets have a very good design.

  39. Lincoln Schumann says:

    I think the whole idea of rating the floor design of NBA courts is slightly lame. Whatever your favorite team is, that’s gonna be the court you like. As far as anyone else’s court, it’s all so subjective. Not to mention the fact of who really cares about such things? I mean I want to know what kind of player movement we might see before trade deadline. I’m curious if the Warriors are gonna go out and try and get another big. With Festus being out indefinitely, I don’t think that Spieghts is the answer defensively for the Warriors back up center. I would like to see them bring along their rookie Kevon Looney or package former kings big Jason Thompson and get a defensive minded big to help out Bogut. Bogut always seems to be a play away from not playing himself and if he gets injured, the Warriors could be in big trouble fast. Festus Ezieli is and will be a big part to stablelize this team. Without him available the Warriors are very susceptible defensively. And that’s with a healthy Bogut..

  40. blazerfan says:

    Tom Frost has a frozen brain !
    Check out his worst choices. The most revered logos in basketball all made the worst?
    Dude,out pinwheel is not mediocre. U have to be kidding with that list