Hornets using teal-purple fade inside arc on throwback court (photo)

Charlotte Hornets

The NBA’s most distinctive court design of all-time will return.

The Hornets’ old-court was overwhelmingly eye-catching. Honeycomb paint. Basketball free-throw circles. The entire rest of the area inside the arc painted purple and teal, the colors fading into each other.

Charlotte, upon going back to the Hornets in 2014, merely teased us with a honeycomb pattern on the court. I’ve been waiting since then (really, longer) for the full deal.

And now it’s back.

The Hornets will use the court at least six times, the team announced. In a league where courts tend to run together, this will be an awesome aesthetic experience.