UPDATE: This post was a hit, so we’ve put posters of these logos up for sale. Check it out and order one; they’re awesome.
Logos are all around us and we associate many different thoughts and feelings when we see one. Catching a glimpse of the McDonald’s arches may remind you that you could use some food, seeing the neon glow from a Budweiser bar sign could inspire you to pick up a case, spotting the Playboy bunny on the magazine rack at the gas station might provoke you to…you get the picture.
A good logo is essential for any company, as it is a visual representation of the business and it’s no different when it comes to sports logos. Some are just bad and really don’t make much sense, while others are iconic and have withstood the test of time. While NBA team logos seem to change all the time, the official seal of the NBA has been with us since 1972. The logo is a silhouette of NBA legend Jerry “Mr. Clutch” West who played for the Los Angeles Lakers. (can put logo/west pic here if you want)
Some have discussed changing the logo to honor another player, but there hasn’t been much serious talk as it is such a well marketed and recognizable logo already. None of that, however, is stopping The Sports Geeks from coming up with a few potential new logos for David Stern to consider. They may not represent the finest moments in NBA history, but they certainly are memorable.
The infamous Greg Oden dong incident is just too easy to mock. (Click here for the awkwardly-NSFW version of this).
Check out his dance from the 2002 Lakers Championship Parade. Humiliating for all parties involved.
Kobe and his overpriced hat have already been the source of many photoshop masterpieces.
For those who don’t remember, Pierce was carted off in a wheelchair in Game 1 of the ’08 Finals, only to return minutes later. A good bit of acting.
King James, parked in his directors chair, during his infamous “Decision” television special.
There you have it. 6 logos that symbolize the heart of the NBA. David Stern take note. Also, we’re hoping to make posters of some of these. If anyone is interested (hoping to keep it under $10), let us know and we’ll order some of whatever logo you’d like.