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Sneak Peek: USS Carl Vinson Becomes Basketball Court for Carrier Classic

The USS Carl Vinson, a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier, will host a college basketball game between Michigan State and North Carolina Friday. Many people wondered what a basketball court on an aircraft would look like, and now we have our answer. North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall tweeted a picture of the court, and I have to say, it looks pretty awesome. Keep in mind this is the same vessel that reportedly dumped Osama bin Laden’s body into the ocean.

Here’s a time lapse video showing the construction of the court:

Chest bump to Sportress of Blogitude, SB Nation, Deadspin
Picture via Kendall Marshall


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  • Anonymous

    the court is the simple part, putting together those stands…yikes what a nitemare.

  • http://twitter.com/SportsChump ChrisHumpherys

    Therein lie the major difference between college and profession­al basketball­. The NCAA was honoring those who have served our country; the NBA is merely self-servi­ng.