How should the playing floor at Pauley Pavilion be decorated when UCLA completes renovation of its historic basketball arena after next season?
Should the Bruins take a page from Oregon and its "Deep in the Woods" motif with the virtually invisible half-court line at the new Matthew Knight Arena at Oregon or should they sprint the other direction?
We asked our panel of 27 writers who cover the Pac-10 to provide their suggestions for what currently is called "Nell and John Wooden Court," and the answers ran the gamut.
Ideas included tributes to the Los Angeles lifestyle with references to freeways jammed by traffic, In-and-Out Burger, palm trees, the beach and the famous "Hollywood" sign.
"Deep in the Smog," one writer suggested. "Halo-adorned image of John Wooden pokes through billows of gray skies."
A couple of cynics gave a nod to long-ago controversial booster Sam Gilbert, and several would like to see Wooden's "Pyramid of Success" find a place on the new floor.
Most suggestions focused on UCLA's rich basketball history.
"The Wooden Court should be decorated with large images of great UCLA players of the past -- put Lew Alcindor under the basket, Sidney Wicks and Curtis Rowe at the high post, and Gail Goodrich down in the corner. Because that's where they belong," one writer said.
"John Wooden, holding a rolled-up game program," proposed another panelist.
The prevailing notion was UCLA should keep it
"John Wooden's signature and nothing else," one panelist said. "The Bruins don't need to draw attention to themselves."
"A silhouette of Nell and John Wooden," another suggested.
"Keep it the way it is now," said one of the traditionalists. "It was good enough for Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton."