The Portland Trail Blazers have unveiled a new home court design for the 2020-21 NBA season. They’ve followed up their 50th year as a franchise in 2019-20 by making multiple changes to the look for Year 51. The new floor features an alternate red and black design on the borders, with red “key” areas and the tilted pinwheel logo at center court.
Biggest changes, other than removing the 50th anniversary branding, is the use of red, especially at the three-point and halfcourt lines. We also lost the Twitter handle pic.twitter.com/1psGK9HoR2— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) October 30, 2020
Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers wrote the story of the new look for nba.com
The 70’s-inspired lower case font comprising the “Portland,” and “Trail Blazers” wordmarks on the baseline have been replaced with the modern, upper case font from the team’s 2017 rebrand, though the “Rip City” wordmark retains the standard retro font. The “est. 1970” that accompanied the “Rip City” wordmark on the 50th anniversary court has been replaced by “,oregon” which is also the space in which the team honors the names of long-time season ticket holders.
Gone too is the 50th anniversary-inspired pinwheel logo, easily one of the best season-specific logo designs in sports, which has been replaced with the team’s standard primary logo (which was also tweaked back in 2017). The Moda Center logo still adorns both sides of the court, though trailblazers.com and @trailblazers, the team’s Twitter/Instagram handle, on the apron has been replaced by the Toyota logo and wordmark, a change from both the 2019-20 and 2018-19 courts.
You can see far more images at the bottom of Holdahl’s article.