Baltimore Bullets (1949) Primary Logo
Out of all defunct NBA teams, the Bullets were members of the association for the longest time and the only defunct team to win a championship. The Bullets used only one logo during this time.
1949 - 1954
A bullet piercing a basketball.
Sports Logo Case Study #3—1954 Baltimore Bullets
Prior to the Warriors, the last NBA team that covered up their shoulders was the 1954 Baltimore Bullets. In addition to being the last NBA franchise to wear sleeves, they were also the last NBA franchise to fold.
There aren't too many graphics associated with this Bullets franchise, but there are some interesting and noteworthy visual and marketing highlights from their lifespan.
Their logo featured a speeding bullet piercing a basketball.
This is something that we definitely would not see today.