When the Milwaukee Bucks laid down a new court design at BMO Harris Bradley Center, everyone liked the unique design. It was a callback to Milwaukee's championship days in the 1970s and featured a wood grain design that would be truly unique in the NBA.
There is plenty to say for NBA courts being an artistic outlet in the NBA, an expression of a team's personality.
They also need to be functional, right? There, the Bucks court is already failing.
Milwaukee played only two games at home this preseason and completed only one of them. The second was a 14-9 final Friday that was called shortly into the game. Players for both the Bucks and the Raptors were slipping all over the floor. The officials decided to call the game. The Bucks graciously offered all fans in attendance a free ticket to any home game in November.
There is still the big question to answer before Saturday's home opener (against the Raptors), can you actually play on the court?
That is what the NBA will dete...