Courts of the World Import - and Niantic Games
A few weeks ago, Lightship imported data points from Courts of the World: https://www.courtsoftheworld.com/map/#!/40.750638,-73.985021,12,1 Obviously it's a set-up for Niantic's new game, "NBA All-World" https://nianticlabs.com/news/unveiling-nba-all-world/
I wonder why they didn't sync to Ingress. They need work (pictures, titles, location), and PokemonGO Trainers only see the courts that meet PoGo inclusion rules.
Maybe NBA All-World will follow the same inclusion rules as PokemonGO, so whatever PoGo Trainers don't see (to tidy up) is fine?
Maybe Niantic thinks they imported them to Ingress, but they all fell into the sync bug?
Maybe they did import some basketball courts - but only in places that don't have any portals for 5k around?