The three-point line on the newly painted Denver Nuggets In-Season Tournament court was discovered to have been painted too far back during the morning shootaround practice for the the Nuggets/Dallas Mavericks game on Nov. 3, AP News reported.
“I’m like, ‘There’s no way this is supposed to be this far,’” Dallas forward Grant Williams told AP. “Everything was short. Plus, I could just tell from the perception, either it was the blue court and it’s messing with my eyes in the empty arena, or this line is long.”
The line was fixed ahead of the game, but a faint imprint of the incorrect line was still slightly visible while Denver took home a win 125 to 114.
“Hopefully it’s dry, and we won’t have blue footprints all over the court,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone joked after it was fixed, AP reported.
All 30 NBA teams have special In-Season Tournament courts this season; they began being put into play for the first time over the weekend.
The correct measurement of the NBA 3-point line is 23 feet, 9 inches.