The Cleveland Cavaliers have suffered a downright horrible season in 2013-14, going from postseason hopefuls to 10th-place outsiders working through some serious organizational issues. This season hasn't gone nearly as well as planned, even if they technically retain a chance at one of the downtrodden East's final playoff berths.
Yet every cloud has a silver lining, and last week the Cavs brought us one of the coolest visual experiences seen in the NBA this year. As part of the franchise's celebration and jersey retirement ceremony for beloved center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the team unveiled a new 3D projection system for the court at Quicken Loans Arena. The result is pretty incredible (via All Ball via Deadspin):
The display has several aspects of typical video board packages, like highlights from this year's team and days of franchise past, but the experience is totally different. The 3D projection is reminiscent of some of material from the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi last month, though not quite as blatantly artistic. It's a full-on show, not just an introduction to a basketball game.
Of course, given the play of the Cavs this season, that might be a good thing. Perhaps lottery participants have found a new toy to distract fans from all the sad sights usually found on the same court.
- - - - - - -