Winning is everything in sports, right? Well, not always, and sometimes it’s all about entertaining the fans. These NBA franchises are all about style, and when their players aren’t doing it on the court, they still have their amazing logos to fall back on. Let’s take a look at the coolest NBA logos of all time.
Toronto Raptors, 1995-2008
Sure, it’s a cute little dinosaur that isn’t going to spark fear in the hearts of their opponents, but the Raptors got their logo so right with this design. It’s a dinosaur playing basketball, and we all wish we could have one of those on our team. This was the logo the Raptors had emblazoned on their jerseys, which made them iconic, as the logo just works. It feels very ‘90s, but that is not a bad thing.
Golden State Warriors – Current
There is something satisfying about Golden State’s logo, and that is its simplicity. The Golden Gate Bridge is represented perfectly for the team from the Bay Area, and it is a fitting design for one of the most dominant teams in recent history. When we look back at the history books it won’t just be Curry and Durant we’re all remembering fondly, it’ll be this winning logo design too.
Milwaukee Buck – Current
This 2015 reimagining of the Milwaukee Bucks logo seems to have helped them become fierce competitors on the court. The buck’s intimidating antlers and mesmerizing eyes make it so menacing. There are also some hidden details in this logo thanks to the ‘M’ hidden in the neck of the buck and the form of a basketball player in its antlers.
Charlotte Hornets – Current
The Hornets used to have a pretty cute looking hornet on their logo, but in recent times they have upgraded that to this scary insect. Logos can be used to strike fear in your opponents, and it’s clear from just looking at this design the Hornets mean business. ‘Hugo’ was a big part of the Hornets’ history, but this new wasp, with its devastating looking sting, have given the franchise an upgrade. The final touch is the body of the hornet, which is subtly designed to look just like a basketball.
Chicago Bulls – There’s only one
The Chicago Bulls are lucky to have been so right for so long when it comes to style. The iconic bull is one of the most recognizable logos of any franchise in any sport in the world. Chicago have never changed their logo throughout their entire history, and with good reason, when you’ve found perfection there’s no need to mess with it. The scowl on the Bull perfectly resembles the gritty nature of the city and players can wear this logo with pride thanks to the history associated with it and Jordan.
These logos are our picks for coolest of all time. They all mean something special to their franchises and prove that paying attention to detail during the design process is important. These logos alone are cool enough to bring in fans without seeing the teams play.