Basketball is known for its hoops and famous tall-like-giraffes players like LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kobe Bryant. A YMCA teacher named James Naismith was credited on inventing this sport in 1891, and in much less than a century, Basketball had already spread throughout every corner of the world – urban and creative as this sport has always been, here we bring you ten unique and colorful Basketball courts from all over the world.
Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Manhattan – the best in NYC
Nike itself built this KAWS basketball court in NYC. Located at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It is an unmissable discovery that you can find in the heart of New York City.
3D Basketball Court – Munich
We wouldn’t know entirely how to explain this basketball court – but we can confess it’s impressive. This is the unique design of a regular playground in a Munich school.
House of Mamba – Shanghai
Nike has put in place a mind-blowing technology on this one. With a complex system of lights that can track the movement of players, even Kobe Bryant was enchanted to play on it – Worthy of NBA games material.
Rue Duperré – Paris
This 480 square-meters notoriously creative basketball field is the product of a collaboration between Ill-Studio and the clothing brand Pigalle. This is by far, the most colorful basketball court in our list and its sharp acid colors can manage to call the most exquisite of athletes to try it out – maybe next time the U.S.A. national team play on French lands this will be their new “Silver Cloud.”
Admit it. Even if you are not a basketball fan, you would want to play there too.
The Kinloch Park Field – Missouri
Artist William LaChance created a giant mural across several basketball fields in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Fort Lauderdale Beach Course – Miami, FL
You can find this unique basketball court in Miami, right beside the beach – it’s a little windy, but the view is worth it.
A High Heel in Dubrovnik – Croatia
Imagine having this fantastic court in your backyard. This place overlooks the sea offering a breathtaking view of the city.
David Crombie Park – Toronto
This is way more than a sports venue in the middle of Toronto. This is a place of art.
A Court of Luxury – Los Angeles
Well, if you happen to be one of those fancy people living in L.A., then this could be the basketball court for you. To be honest, if you have good money, you can always have one of the best basketball courts in Los Angeles, but Ea!
Petare – Caracas Urban Culture at its Peak
Recent turmoil in Venezuela will give you an impression of thriving when thinking about the country. Although, one will also see the hope and optimism on the faces and actions of its citizens – if you look closer. This community basketball court in Caracas will show you the humanism still bright of Venezuelans despite their everyday struggles.
With these incredible courts models in mind, you can now adventure imagining and designing one of your own; maybe go further to afterward paint that rusty old fellow hanging in the middle of your backyard.