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We hit the doldrums of September. With the FIBA World Cup ending, we will really have nothing to talk about. So, thank you Zach Lowe for ranking the NBA court designs and filling our days with something fun to talk about. Lowe went with the classic Lakers and Celtics courts as the best in the NBA. He picked the Nets’ neat design at the Barclays Center for third place. He also broke...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Magic court ranks 11th in Grantland power rankings

We are officially in the deadest part of the season as everyone awaits the beginning of training camp at the end of the month. We really need something to talk about. So, thank you Zach Lowe of Grantland for giving us an official power rankings of the NBA’s floor designs, one of the few sources of high art that exist in NBA arenas. Lowe rated the Magic’s Amway Center floor design...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hawks got one thing right — their new court

It is a bad news week for the Atlanta Hawks. This will likely not lessen that blow or keep the franchise from succumbing to the turmoil it is currently in. We can find one bright spot though. And we are going to celebrate it as historians of the game. The Philips Arena court is getting back one of the great and iconic logos in NBA history as the Hawks go through a quasi-rebrand....
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards set to get new court design for next season

It appears their will be a makeover of their home court at the Verizon Center for the Washington Wizards. Zach Lowe of slipped the new design by on Tuesday while ranking the designs of each NBA team. via The Wizards new design came in at No. 20. But that’s a secondary story. It appears the team is moving forward with the classic “dc” logo as their...
Via KCM Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs' New Court Design To Feature NBA's Largest Halfcourt Logo

The San Antonio Spurs are updating their court design for the 14-15 season. The new floor will feature a 25x20 foot spur logo at center court, which is easily the largest in the NBA, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets have killed off their ridiculous mascot

The Brooklyn Nets committed something of a mercy killing on Wednesday when the team announced that its much-maligned, completely ridiculous and absurdly cheesy mascot, BrooklyKnight, will not be returning next season. Grantland’s Zach Lowe was the first to break the sobering — but welcome — news on Twitter. Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot […] The post The BrooklyKnight...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre The Pelican Is Getting A Makeover To Become Less Scary

Grantland’s Zach Lowe is reporting that the New Orleans Pelicans have finally admitted to designing the world’s scariest mascot, and thus will be giving Pierre the Pelican a makeover to turn him into something far less scary. The new Pierre will hopefully be ready in time for All-Star Weekend in the Big Easy, which, for small children attending games, can’t come soon enough...
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans Redesigning Mascot To Make Him Look Less Scary

According to Zach Lowe of, the New Orleans Pelicans are redesigning mascot Pierre The Pelican’s head to make less scary. Pierre has become a hit among internet memes because of his terrifying face, get ready for a laugh and take a look at some of our favorites below. Real mascot news: Hearing Pellies are re-designing Pierre’s head to make him “less scary,” hopefully...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans Are Redesigning Their Mascot, Pierre The Pelican, To Make Him Look Less Terrifying

The day before this past Halloween, the New Orleans Pelicans introduced their new mascot, Pierre, and he may have been the most terrifying mascot ever seen: Introducing your new mascot Pierre the Pelican! — New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) October 31, 2013 Pretty much the whole world asked itself “Who could possibly have signed off on that thing...
Via College Spun
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Lowe Leaving SI For Grantland

Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated will join Grantland on October 1st.
Via RealGM
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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