Drentel - When I was high school, our basketball team scrimmaged one of the nearby churches. My teammates and I were all excited about playing the church team because we had heard they had a carpeted basketball court. None of us had ever heard of such a thing, let alone played on one. Sure enough, when we got to their gym and walked in we were confronted by a carpeted floor on which to play our game.
Initially, it was distracting. All I could think of was I am playing basketball on carpet. Once the game began and we played for a while, we forget we were playing on carpet. Of course, when you took a tumble you were quickly reminded. I could tell you some stories about carpet burn.
I don't think the carpet ever caught on in a big way as a viable sports court flooring. That's the only carpeted floor I ever played on and I haven't seen another one to this day.