Search SportsLogos. Of the original 11 franchises in that inaugural season most folded within a season or two however three are still in operation today, two in their original cities Boston Celtics , New York Knicks and one since relocated Philadelphia Warriors. In the BAA merged with the National Basketball League, the names were combined to form the National Basketball Association which has operated under that name ever since. Expansion took place for the first time after the merger in with the addition of the Chicago Packers now the Washington Wizards , following that expansion happened often usually with a new team added every other season.
The NBA has 30 teams, and they all have logos. Here is a definitive ranking of said logos, based simply on how good they look, from best to worst. Pretty straightforward, but the mean mug on that bear and the simple, bold graphics make this a winner. This one is a classic.
A team's logo is much more than just an image. It is a symbol which can unify a team and the fans, intimidate opponents and even come to represent the way in which a team plays. Playing such an important role for the players, the franchise, the fans and even the city the team hails from, it is important that these logos can be displayed proudly at centre court, on the uniform, on merchandise, promotional materials and everywhere else that you see NBA logos.