The NBA's logo history is quite extensive going back to the beginning years of 1946 and before. In the NBA's rich history of logos they have produced and used many NBA primary logos, NBA alternate logos and NBA wordmark logos.
The person, who took on the mission of rebranding the NBA logo was Alan Siegil, a top professional in the field of design and branding. It was he, who designed a world-wide known NBA logo in 1971.
Sports Logo History has thousands of NBA alternate logos for you to peruse through from every current NBA team and every past NBA teams. NBA alternate logos demonstrate the creativity of each NBA team with a variation of their NBA primary logo.
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Wordmark "HAWKS" sandwiched between two halves of a basketball in red.
Silhouette of green leprechaun spinning basketball on white circle with wordmark "BOSTON CELTICS" in green and a green border.
Black letter "B" on a white basketball. The letter "B" represents the city of Brooklyn.
"BUZZ CITY" in white on hexagon background in dark purple with a teal and grey border.
A red bull with two white, red-tipped horns. The wordmark "CHICAGO BULLS" is removed from the primary logo.
A wine colored “C” with a gold sword through it. A colored gold outlines the C-Sword logo. The letter “C” represents the team nickname Cavaliers.
A blue curved “M” with a silver basketball on a black shield. The letter “M” stands for Mavericks. New shades of blue and silver in this new logo version.
Denver skyline in blue with gold trim and a red with white trim mountain range behind with half a gold basketball acting as sun in the background. A gold star located below the cityscape.
The letter "D" in blue with red trim and a silver and blue basketball flying through the counter of the letter "D."
Golden State Warriors
Wordmark "The" scripted and "BAY" in blue above a blue and yellow circle of the bay as a basketball.
A space shuttle mashed with a letter "R" blasting off through a basketball hoop. Length of the trails beneath the ship altered for 2019 - 2020 season.
State of Indiana in blue with yellow basketball from Pacers primary brand, star represents location of Indianapolis within the state.
Los Angeles Clippers
The letters "LA" in red with a blue letter "C" wrapped around it to form the shape of a basketball court placed inside a black and white basketball. The letters "LAC" stand for the city…
Los Angeles Lakers
A purple letter "L" streaking on yellow and purple basketball. The letter "L" stands the team nickname Lakers.
A grizzly bear claw gripping a basketball, rotated slightly from previous logo to allow claws to form a letter "M," colors also adjusted to new colors.
A red basketball with flames goes through a white hoop. Heat primary logo without the wordmark.
Green and cream basketball with deer antler design in the seams, the letter "M" in green at bottom. The letter "M" represents the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Timberwolves wolf facing right in blue and grey with a green eye. A green star above the wolf.
New Orleans Pelicans
The bird-de-lis logo, a pelican and a basketball inside a fleur-de-lis.
New York Knickerbockers
The letters "NYK" in black on a orange background with a blue and silver outline. This is known as the "Subway Token Logo." The letters "NYK" represent the city and the team's nickname New York…
Oklahoma City Thunder
"OKC" in white on a blue, white and yellow shield with a orange basketball. The letters "OKC" stand for the city and the team nickname Oklahoma City Thunder. A part of the primary logo without…
A blue and silver basketball arched and followed by a trail of white and silver stars. A part of the primary logo less the wordmark.
Ben Franklin with his famous eye glasses dribbling a white basketball moving forward. Ben is wearing red pants and a blue coat with a red "7" and a white "6." Ben also has on black…
The initials "PHX" on a shield against a basketball that is in flames forming the shape of a Phoenix bird. Slight change of colors from the 2001 - 2013 logo. The letters "PHX" stand for…
Trail Blazers' featuring their nickname of "ripcity" as an official alternate team logo. The logo has the word "rip" in red and "city" in black.
A purple and silver lion wearing a crown in the shape of a basketball and he is roaring.
San Antonio Spurs
A black with sliver outlines of a basketball with the letters "SA" centered and vertical. The letters "SA" represent the city of San Antonio.
A black basketball with three raptor claw marks, wordmark "TORONTO RAPTORS" around it in black.
A blue, yellow and green basketball with white seams as the bottom of a music note or the J-note. The J-note remains as a partial logo for the Jazz; it is featured on every jersey…
Red, white and blue basketball with the Washington Monument positioned front and center with a silver star inside and at the top. A part of the primary logo less the wordmark.