by Micah Hart
Josh Cohen over at the Orlando Magic’s website has some time on his hands, like many of us right now, and has put it to good use with this rundown of the history of logos for each current NBA franchise.
There is tons of goodness in there, and you should click the link to see them all, but here are a few of my faves:
Denver Nuggets, 1976-81
The Nuggets hate rabbits, and other cotton-pickin’ varmints.
Fort Wayne Pistons, 1941-48
I for one would like to welcome our robot overlords.
Chicago Bulls, 1966-present
Give it up to the Bulls, the only franchise to have never changed logos. Timeless and classic.
Houston Rockets, 1971-72
This looks like it was ripped straight out of a Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. “I’m just a ball, yes I’m only a ball…”
New York Knicks, 1946-64
Frankly, I am speechless on this one. I have no idea what is going on here, and I don’t recall seeing many basketball players wearing capes either. The best part about it is that this was the team’s logo for eighteen years.
Milwaukee Bucks, 1968-93
I miss the days when animals on logos were friendly. This Buck just wants to play ball and have a good time, what’s wrong with that?
What are some of your faves?
Evolution of NBA logos [Orlando Magic]