Best Logos in the NBA
The NBA has some of the most clever logo designs in all of sports, such as the Los Angeles Lakers' and Boston Celtics' classic designs as well as good, new designs like the Philadelphia 76ers.
There have been just plain bad designs like the Los Angeles Clippers, too. We all know they just took the Lakers' logo and changed the colors.
With the very last slide, I will mention the worst logo ever in the NBA.
I know you won't agree with all these choices.
They're in no particular order.
Los Angeles Lakers
I'm a Celtics fan, but the Lakers logo is classic. They have not changed it since coming to L.A. from Minnesota. I respect that.
The Seattle SuperSonics had some of the most clever logos of their era. The Seattle skyline in the basketball has to be one of my favorite logos of any sport.
Why couldn't the Thunder come up with a logo this good?
The Milwaukee Bucks did away with the purple version of this logo. The result is magnificent.
This was the face of the Hawks from 1973-1995. The crappy logos that followed can't match the simplicity of this one.
San Francisco Warriors
The original Golden State Warriors had one of the best logos ever. The bridge on the yellow background was perfectly simple. I also like the shout out to a local landmark.
Boston Celtics No. 1
OK, I know I'm cheating here, but my home town team needs two mentions. Now the reason why I chose the Celtics' alternate logo is because of the clover. I think this should be the Celtics' new primary logo because I never really liked the leprechaun.
Boston Celtics No. 2
OK, so maybe I lied a little about my opinions of the leprechaun. But the green-and-white is, in my opinion, much better than the full-color version.
Los Angeles Clippers
This is the Clippers' alternate logo. I like it. It is much better than their plagiarized Lakers primary logo.
This is the new Nuggets logo with the darker blue instead of the light blue. It works. With just that minor color change, the Nuggets' logo is now one of the best ever.
New Orleans Hornets
This is probably not the Hornets' logo you were expecting. But their new alternate is clever with the trumpet representing New Orleans' impact on the music industry and the "NOLA" representing New Orleans, Louisiana. Again, it's a clever logo.
Believe it or not, this is the Sixers' new logo. Yep. The Sixers are finally getting rid of that abomination of a logo and returning to the classic one they had before.
I think this is one of the best logos of all—time. When the Bullets got rid of their name for the messed-up name, Wizards, this clever logo was gone.
The Worst Logo Ever...Oklahoma City Thunder
How could the Seattle SuperSonics fall from that classic logo on slide two to this? Shouldn't there be dark clouds or lightning or something?
Personally, I don't even like the name "Thunder". When I think of Oklahoma, I think of Cowboys and Indians and stuff like that.
The Oklahoma City Cowboys or Oklahoma City Indians sounds much better than the Oklahoma City Thunder.