Was the NBA All-Star game court designed solely for the floor projection?

I know the recent trend in the NBA is to have the designs on the court be very bare. Even last year’s All-Star game was pretty colorless. The key was not colored and the only thing that had any color was the midcourt logo.

Take a look at the above video. The floor projection video works well because the floor, once again, was just hardwood. The keys weren’t painted and aside from the midcourt logo, all other designs were wood-colored (just in different tones). Even during the video, the logo at midcourt was covered by a white sheet.

Even though the colorless floors are trendy, did the designers of this floor design it knowing full well that the best way for the video projection was less color?

Of course, the video looked great and having less color on the hardwood really enhances the visualization. But is this the new trend for not just this game, but for teams in the future? Will great floor designs be sacrificed in the name of one video played before every game? I hope not, but it wouldn’t surprise me if that was being considered.

The NBA All-Star game’s floor design was very plain. The All-Star festivities in Brooklyn shared a near-identical floor design.

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