The NBA continued its tradition of holding games outside of the United States in 2023 with a game in Paris. Bringing attention and accessibility to international fans has been a goal of the organization for decades. And Paris turnout showed that the sport continues to grow internationally – the game sold out in minutes. 

The Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons faced off at AccorHotels Arena, with basketball fans from around the world catching the action. 

Since the game took place in Paris, the court design reflected the unique culture of the city. Center court held an Eiffel Tower stain behind the NBA Paris logo, highlighting the iconic landmark of the city. Additionally, the colors on the court showcased the French flag colors of red, blue, and white. 

The experts at Praters Flooring brought the vibrant design to life, painting and staining the court before shipping the floor 4,348 miles from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Paris. 

The NBA Paris Game 2023 was a huge success. And the basketball floor sanded, painted, and finished by Praters Flooring was a major highlight of the event. The design was innovative, stylish, and perfectly captured the spirit of Paris and the NBA. The event was a testament to the power of sports to bring people together and to create unforgettable memories.