Jimmy Fallon mocks unusual NBA logo design in hilarious rap

With the 2023 NBA season underway, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has paid an unusual musical tribute to the basketball league. Rather than offering sporting analysis, Fallon's lyrical play focused on teams' logo designs.

As we can see in our own pick of the best NBA logos, many of the league's 30 teams feature basketballs in their logos. Sometime the ball is included in inventive ways, such as in a musical note in the Utah Jazz or a hornet's body for the Charlotte Hornets. But Fallon set his sights on one unusual design that appear to break the mould. Where's the basketball in the Portland Trail Blazers logo?

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.