Many things have changed about the NBA Finals since the Lakers were last a participant just four short years ago. One big thing (*completely intentional pun*) is the Larry O’Brien trophy gracing center court during the Finals.
The center court trophy sticker will be making it’s first appearance at STAPLES Center next week, but it’s already in full force on the parquet of the Garden.
The first version of the sticker was a little bit washed out and has since progressed to the full color gold you see above. I’ve had mixed feelings on the trophy sticker since the NBA started doing it. On the parquet I’m giving it a thumbs down.