The best NBA logos: the basketball teams that nailed branding

Selection of NBA logos
(Image credit: NBA)

The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, and its teams have some of the most iconic logos, even if you're not a fan of basketball yourself. From the Chicago Bulls' angry bull to the Golden State Warriors' leaping bridge, the best NBA logos are instantly recognisable and represent the unique identity of each team.

While evolving over time, many of them have stayed more or less unchanged for decades. It's testimony the strength of these designs, which are among the best sports logos of all time. Below, we've gathered together a list of the eight we love the most. Please note, though, that's not the same thing as the teams we love the most. (We're a design website, not a sports website, so no hatin' on us!)

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.