Steamrollers Primary Logo
The Providence Steamrollers are a professional basketball team that played in the Basketball Association of America and later the National Basketball Association from 1946 to 1949. The primary logo for this team was an orange circle with a white “P” in the center, which stood for Providence. This logo has become one of the most recognizable logos in basketball history and is still used today by many teams as their primary symbol.
The original design was created by Willard Mullin, who had previously designed several other sports logos including those of baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees. The simplicity of this design made it easy to remember and recognize from afar, making it an ideal choice for such a popular sport as basketball at that time period. Additionally, its bold colors were eye-catching on any court or stadium floor where players would be playing during games or practices – furthering its popularity among fans everywhere!
Today this classic logo is still used as part of promotional materials associated with both current NBA teams (such as the Miami Heat) but also retro merchandise related to vintage sports apparel companies like Mitchell & Ness who specialize in selling throwback jerseys featuring old-school designs like these ones belonging to former professional franchises such as our beloved Steamrollers! It’s no wonder why so many people around the world have come together over decades now just to show their appreciation towards something they all share: A love for nostalgic symbols rooted deep within us all – something we can look back upon fondly when remembering simpler times spent cheering on our favorite teams through thick & thin alike!
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1946 - 1949
A pink steam roller with wordmark “PROVIDENCE” on a red with black trim circle.