NBA Power Rankings: Who Has the Hottest Dance Team?

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IFebruary 3, 2011

NBA Power Rankings: Who Has the Hottest Dance Team?

0 of 20

    There are a lot of hot dance teams in the NBA, and choosing which team is better than the other, not to mention which team is better than the other in L.A., takes a great amount of attention to detail.

    Thankfully for you all, that's what us journalists work hard to do, look at something closely enough to make an educated and objective judgment.

    Of course, looking closely at hot cheerleaders is much more relaxing than debating about who's better than who on the court in the NBA.

    I guess you could say I was relaxed and in a dream-like state when compiling this list.

    Here are the 20 current hottest NBA dance teams.


20. Indiana Pacers

1 of 20

    Known as the Pacemates, these girls might as well be called the Pacemakers, keeping men's hearts steadily beating across the land.

    A wide assortment of girls, as you can see here, with each contributing in their own way of sexiness.

    Ah, "I love this game" indeed.

19. Cleveland Cavaliers

2 of 20

    Congratulations Cavaliers fans, you still have something to be proud of.

    Ah, just joshing with you guys.

    But seriously, I would be shocked if male Cavs fans didn't spend at least 60 percent of their time staring at Cavs cheerleaders in a given game.

18. Orlando Magic

3 of 20

    They say Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is magical out on the basketball court.

    Dwight Howard?

    Forget him, I'm looking at the dancers.

17. Sacramento Kings

4 of 20

    Being from the Bay Area, Lisa of the Kings surely enticed me right away after seeing this picture.

    It probably takes a King to land her, though.

    Let me check my piggy bank and see if I have enough...

    Nope, I'm still a writer. No gold in that piggy bank yet.

16. Chicago Bulls

5 of 20

    Christina and the Luvabulls are quite the dance team.

    With such long legs, they can do splits, cartwheels, and pretty much anything they set their minds to.

    If Michael Jordan was a Bull when Christina was around, I'm pretty sure he would have married her.

15. New York Knicks

6 of 20

    OK, time to try out girls!

    Now look really sexy like and we'll give you the job.

    Girl in the pink top! You're hired!

    Great ability to look hot!

14. Atlanta Hawks

7 of 20

    I've done a few slideshows of NFL cheerleaders in my day, and the Atlanta Falcons' beauties never left my mind.

    So, naturally, I headed to Atlanta in my quest for the NBA's hottest dance teams.

    Atlanta didn't disappoint me once again.

13. Golden State Warriors

8 of 20

    Being a Golden State Warriors fan, I knew we had an exciting, if not disappointing team.

    But the Warriors dance team excites me and never disappoints me.

    Sorry Steph Curry, you will never excite me as much as these girls, no matter how many 3-pointers you drain.

12. Miami Heat

9 of 20

    The one in front is like, "Oh? You looking at me? You think I'm sexy? Ya, I know I am."

    The won in the back is just trying to make sexy faces.

    Both tactics worked on me, they have drawn me in and might be stuck in this tunnel of vision for a long time.

    Note: Sorry Cavaliers fans, I know how much it must irritate you that LeBron's Heat even have better dancers. My advice to Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is to lure some of these dancers away, thus luring LeBron back with them.

11. San Antonio Spurs

10 of 20

    Known as "The Silver Dancers," the dance team of the San Antonio Spurs is one hot item.

    But they may be the only unit out on the floor that is actually trumped by their basketball team.

    I mean, the Spurs have the best record in the NBA and you gals can't even crack the top 10?

    Get it together Silver Dancers!

10. Dallas Mavericks

11 of 20

    In her spare time, Paula likes to cheer, kick her legs up, and dance around.

    She's also been known to flirt with star forward Dirk Nowitzki.

    If you ever need any proof of how focused Nowitzki is on the basketball court, just look at the Mavericks' dancers.

    With dancers like that, most players would flub a layup.

9. New Orleans Hornets

12 of 20

    Nicknamed the Honey Bees, the Hornets dance team is much less stinging to the senses than a hornet, as Aleka demonstrates in this picture.

    They say this is one of the moves she makes when an opposing team is headed to the hoop.

    Any time an opponent dribbles a ball off his leg, look for Aleka and the Honey Bees, they will be right there on the spot.

8. Oklahoma City Thunder

13 of 20

    It felt like "thunder" just hit me when I saw pictures of the Oklahoma City Thunder's dance squad.

    That stare, combined with that outfit, is the kind of thing that can paralyze a man.

7. Washington Wizards

14 of 20

    There's a lot of power in D.C.

    These girls certainly are high up on the Dance Team Power Rankings.

    Despite all the turmoil within the Wizards' organization in the past, these girls have remained calm, cool, and hot.

6. Phoenix Suns

15 of 20

    The two ladies just by themselves almost had me putting the Suns dance team at No. 1.

    But I had some self control and put them at No. 6 based on other pictures I'd seen of the overall team.

    Nonetheless, if they ever start cloning humans, the two girls on the left should be cloned as a dance team first.

    Nothing else is more important.

5. Houston Rockets

16 of 20

    Nicknamed "The Power Dancers," these beauts are one of the most powerful squads in the game based on pure hotness.

    I also admire their work ethic. Their fitness workouts must be crazy.

4. Charlotte Bobcats

17 of 20

    The Charlotte Bobcats dance squad further enhances my belief that cheerleaders in the Southern states and in Florida are some of the hottest in all the land, in both the NBA and the NFL.

    It's a shame the Bobcats basketball team can't follow this model of excellence.

3. Boston Celtics

18 of 20

    It's can't be easy trying to gain the attention of fans with a historic basketball team such as the Boston Celtics on the court.

    But Alison and the rest of the dance team sure try.

    They do a pretty good job of it, too.

    Those outfits are world-class.

2. Los Angeles Clippers

19 of 20

    With outfits like these, it's no wonder the Clippers' dance team gets a lot of style points throughout the league.

    You can say forward Blake Griffin is a major reason the Clippers all of a sudden are playing good basketball.

    Or you can say it's because of the Clippers' new dance team.

    I'm gonna go with 50-50.

1. Los Angeles Lakers

20 of 20

    I tried to be really harsh on "The Laker Girls" in this slideshow.

    They have such a reputation that I wanted to make sure they were the absolute best dance team in the land before I put them at No. 1.

    "Researching" every Laker girl, including Leah here, I finally came to my conclusion: Go Laker Girls!

    Rookie Leah likes motorcross, wakeboarding, working out (obviously), and baking.

    But Celtics fans can't be happy.

    This one left her hometown of Spencher, MA, to join the Lakers in L.A.

    That kind of thing is what is known in the sports world as "a traitor."