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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1,099 901
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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981 827
Toronto Raptors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Toronto

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867 785
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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845 851
Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Miami

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715 592
Charlotte Hornets is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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759 627
Milwaukee Bucks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Milwaukee

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804 909
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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585 755
Atlanta Hawks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Atlanta

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551 712
Memphis Grizzlies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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592 563
Seattle Supersonics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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600 735
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Los Angeles

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572 514
Vancouver Grizzlies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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491 654
Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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505 708
Dallas Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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540 677
New Orleans Pelicans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
New Orleans

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447 721
New York Knicks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
New York City

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402 743
Denver Nuggets is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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526 560
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
San Antonio

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456 603
Phoenix Suns is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Phoenix

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395 608
Sacramento Kings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Sacramento

22
511 622
Oklahoma City Thunder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Oklahoma City

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441 649
Cleveland Cavaliers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos

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421 549
Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Houston

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408 587
Philadelphia 76ers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Philadelphia

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378 619
Indiana Pacers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Indianapolis

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361 604
Utah Jazz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Salt Lake City

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355 574
Washington Wizards is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Washington, D.C.

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310 702
Brooklyn Nets is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Brooklyn

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296 657
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Auburn Hills

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303 603
Charlotte Bobcats is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Charlotte

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316 574
Orlando Magic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Orlando

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278 678
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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130 106
Milwaukee Bucks 68-93 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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131 436
Buffalo Braves is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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132 247
Baltimore Bullets is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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71 183
Minneapolis Lakers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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66 139
Cincinnati Royals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
Cincinnati Royals

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42 117
Denver Nuggets 80's is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Basketball Team Logos
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