DENVER (KDVR) — A practice run of a drone show over Metropolitan State University of Denver got Coloradans excited for the NBA Finals.

The Denver Nuggets have made it to the NBA Finals for the first time ever, with games beginning Thursday night.

Late Wednesday night, a drone show company, Hire UAV Pro, did a test run over the athletic complex at MSU near Ball Arena.

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver practiced a drone show ahead of the NBA Finals
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver practiced a drone show ahead of the NBA Finals
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver practiced a drone show ahead of the NBA Finals

They used drones to illuminate visuals in the sky, which outlined a Jokic jersey followed by “the real MVP,” and rotated the images for all to see.

The drone show company connected with MSU through alumni that were hired on the team. The director of media relations at the school, Tim Carroll, said the drone show company reached out to the university about using their space for a practice run.

“It’s a way for his company to kind of do a tribute, to get people excited about the Nuggets playoff run into the finals here,” Carroll said.

He said the goal is to be able to do it in conjunction with a future game.

Nuggets-Heat NBA Finals schedule

Games 1 through 4 are guaranteed to be played, but Games 5 through 7 are only if necessary.

  • Game 1 in Denver – Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Game 2 in Denver – Sunday, June 4 at 6 p.m.
  • Game 3 in Miami – Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Game 4 in Miami – Friday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Game 5 in Denver- Monday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Game 6 in Miami – Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Game 7 in Denver – Sunday, June 18 at 6 p.m. 

All times are in Mountain Daylight Time.