NBA The Coolest Basketball Team Logos  

Blake Edwards
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The coolest basketball team logos are those professional basketball team logos who have as much swagger in their graphic design department as they do on the court. Many teams and logos have come and gone throughout the years in the NBA and WNBA but these logos remain some of the coolest, classiest and most creative of all time.

Just as NBA teams compete each season to determine which is the best, teams are regularly releasing new and improved logos as they continue to market their teams to fans. Some new basketball team logos are definitely received better than others.

To coincide with their big move to the borough of Brooklyn, the former New Jersey Nets released a new logo as they became the Brooklyn Nets in 2012. Despite the new logo being partially designed by Jay-Z, a rap mogul and part owner of the team, fans were divided on the new look. Some adored the classic old-school feel while others saw it as an embarrassment, like the team's 22-44 2011-12 record.

In other cases, basketball team logos are as much a part of the team as the players and because of that, rarely change. The Boston Celtics for example have only made minor improvements on their iconic logo since the 1950s. The Chicago Bulls logo has remain untouched since 1966 when the team played its first game. Same thing for the Los Angeles Lakers whose logo has stayed nearly consistent since their inaugural season.

Whether these NBA and WNBA team logos are constantly evolving or have remained the iconic image of the franchise for decades, each of these basketball logos are some of the coolest logos in all of sports. These teams may not be playing in the NBA Finals anytime soon but they'll at least be looking pretty darn stylish in the meantime.
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Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Chicago

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Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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1,011 841
Toronto Raptors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Toronto

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885 800
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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864 862
Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Miami

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734 603
Charlotte Hornets is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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777 638
Milwaukee Bucks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Milwaukee

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815 927
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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595 769
Atlanta Hawks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Atlanta

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558 727
Memphis Grizzlies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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601 577
Seattle Supersonics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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615 749
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Los Angeles

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584 524
Vancouver Grizzlies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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512 722
Dallas Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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499 666
Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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551 686
New Orleans Pelicans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
New Orleans

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452 737
New York Knicks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
New York City

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538 567
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
San Antonio

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407 756
Denver Nuggets is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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465 616
Phoenix Suns is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Phoenix

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520 637
Oklahoma City Thunder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Oklahoma City

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402 620
Sacramento Kings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Sacramento

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449 661
Cleveland Cavaliers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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433 557
Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Houston

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418 597
Philadelphia 76ers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Philadelphia

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386 632
Indiana Pacers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Indianapolis

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366 617
Utah Jazz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Salt Lake City

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364 587
Washington Wizards is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Washington, D.C.

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315 716
Brooklyn Nets is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Brooklyn

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302 668
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Auburn Hills

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321 586
Orlando Magic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Orlando

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311 614
Charlotte Bobcats is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Charlotte

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280 691
Los Angeles Clippers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Los Angeles - New logo introduced on June 17, 2015

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139 115
Milwaukee Bucks 68-93 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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135 450
Buffalo Braves is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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140 257
Baltimore Bullets is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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72 149
Cincinnati Royals is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Cincinnati Royals

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74 197
Minneapolis Lakers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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45 126
Denver Nuggets 80's is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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