Buccaneers Logo History
The New Orleans Buccaneers logo has a long and storied history. It was first introduced in 1967 when the team joined the American Basketball Association (ABA). The original logo featured a large white “B” set against an orange background, with two crossed swords beneath it. This design quickly became popular among fans and players alike, as it symbolized strength and power on the court.
In 1974, when the ABA merged into what is now known as the NBA, there were some changes made to reflect this transition. The most notable change was that of color; while before they had used an orange background with white lettering for their “B” logo, they switched to black lettering on a navy blue backdrop instead which gave them more visibility during gameplay. Additionally, they also added stars around their B-logo to give it even more emphasis.
Today, this same iconic design remains unchanged from its original form but still stands out amongst other teams' logos due to its boldness and uniqueness. As such, not only does it represent strength but also embodies all that makes up New Orleans culture - making sure everyone knows who represents them each time they step onto any court or field of play!
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A pirate holding a sword and dribbling a ABA red, white and blue basketball with a wordmark “LOUISIANA BUCCANEERS” in blue.
A pirate holding a sword and dribbling a basketball with a wordmark “NEW ORLEANS BUCCANEERS” in blue.
1968 - 1969
A pirate holding a sword and dribbling a ABA red, white and blue basketball in a ring with a wordmark “BUCCANEERS” in white.
1968 - 1969
A pirate holding a sword and dribbling a basketball in a red ring with a wordmark “BUCCANEERS” in white.