The Baylor Bears showed off the new paint job at their practice facility on Wednesday, the result of winning their first men’s national championship in April.
The Bears defeated Gonzaga in the national title game and have been reaping the rewards ever since, including a local parade and bringing in high-profile transfers to replace some of the NBA-level talent the program is losing.
Baylor showed off the new paint job on social media.
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So what are we seeing here? The first shot features Baylor’s national championship logo, including the word ‘Joy’ in the left-hand side.
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The second photo gives you a close-up view of the sideline, painted in the Bears’ trademark green and gold. The letters aren’t that easy to make out, but it’s ‘Iron Sharpens Iron,’ one of the trademark phrases of Bears head coach Scott Drew.
The third photo features the other side of the court from the sideline, with ‘Joy’ painted in green.
The final photo shows off the whole court from an aerial view. Across the baseline ‘Baylor Bears’ is painted in gold lettering on a green background. The far sideline features the ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’ quote, and the near sideline has ‘2021 National Champions’ painted in contrasting green and gold.
In the top left-hand corner, across the wall, you can see Baylor’s conference championship banners.
The Bears announced on Tuesday that they would host Villanova in the Big 12-Big East Battle in December. The Bears are also losing four players from their national championship game, all of which have NBA aspirations — guards Jared Butler, Davion Mitchell, MaCio Teague and Mark Vital.
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