Caps Logo History
The Washington Caps basketball logo has a long and storied history. The team was founded in 1961 as part of the American Basketball Association (ABA). Since then, the logo has gone through several changes to reflect the evolution of the franchise.
When first established, their official colors were red, white, and blue with a simple “DC” monogram on top of an outlined basketball shape. This design remained unchanged until 1967 when they changed their name from DC Capitals to Washington Caps and updated their logo accordingly by adding bold lettering around an orange outline that still featured a silhouette of an outlined basketball inside it.
In 1975, after joining up with NBA following the ABA-NBA merger -the organization altered its logotype again by introducing two stars above it as well as changing its color scheme from predominantly red/white/blue to navy blue & gold combo which is still used today but slightly modified in 2013 when they added one more star at the top right corner making total three stars signifying District Of Columbia's status being Nation's Capital city. In addition, they also introduced a new slogan "Rise Up" below the iconic symbol representing all fans coming together to support this beloved team during good times or bad times. All these modifications helped make the current version a recognizable yet modernized look that will be lasting for years to come!
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1969 - 1970
Wordmark “Caps” in red written along side Capitol building. Additional wordmark “The Washington” in black about the “Caps” and “BASKETBALL CLUB” below in black.