A newly-designed FIBA Basketball World Cup trophy was unveiled in the lead-up to FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.
For the first time in its history, basketball's ultimate prize is made almost entirely out of gold and features a roll of honor listing all of the world champions. It also features a golden hoop in which 'Federation Internationale de Basketball Amateur' - FIBA's original name - is written, a mark that identifies it as an official trophy. These characteristics give it a heightened sense of tradition and prestige.
It is appropriate in light of the transformation the FIBA Basketball World Cup itself has undergone to become bigger than ever before. A culmination of a two-year qualification period, the event featured a record 32 teams in 2019 and will keep the same format for 2023.
Within the context of FIBA's New Competition System's launching in 2017, all trophies awarded to the winners of FIBA's Continental Cups have also been re-designed.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup trophy stands 60 centimeters high - 13 more than the previous one - and ranks among the tallest sports trophies.
The new FIBA Basketball World Cup trophy was designed by Radiant and handcrafted by the silversmith Thomas Lyte.