A logo is a team’s identity and it should be a great source of pride for the players, coaches, the organization, and the fans too. Many of today’s NBA logos lack character and personality, but this has not always been the case. Throughout history, many organizations have had some classic designs that have helped unite the entire city. These logos have been much more than just an image. Many of these logos came from the 90s, which was an era that utilized cartoon-like designs along with bold, colorful logos that added real character and personality to the league. Some of these were so good that they haven’t changed in decades.
10. Denver Nuggets (1981 – 1993)
This Denver Nuggets logo used between 1981 and 1983 is certainly one of the more unique and colorful logos in all of sports. Like a few other entries on this list, this logo is particularly good at creating identity, using the Denver skyline against a backdrop of white mountains. What is so distinctive about this logo is the multicolored blocks that create the skyline, making it almost appear as a Tetris style logo. The sky behind the mountains uses the same colors but has horizontal strips instead of blocks. This is all contained in half a circle, with “Denver Nuggets” in black script written beneath the image. This is a bold, fun, and colorful logo and also one which the entire city can happily get behind and relate to.