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San Antonio Spurs Logo - Design and History


 With the NBA playoffs for 2007 reaching its final stages, I thought I would research the logo of the San Antonio Spurs, one of the last 4 team still remaining in the playoffs. The Spurs are one of the hottest team in the NBA this decade having won 3 championships with their big stars Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.

The current logo of the Spurs is the word SpUrs with the letter U drawn as a silver spur.  It is also said that the outline of the logo is said to represent the AT&T center where the Spurs moved to in 2002-2003. The logo was unveiled at the same time as the move to their new home.

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NBA Logos - Design and History


 I am big sports fan. Its not like I remember every sports stat or remember every game, but I do like to watch sports on the TV and the NBA is one of my favourite league to watch. This section of the website contains the design and history of the NBA teams such as the Lakers, Spurs, Pistons and all the NBA teams.

The fabled Jerry West, otherwise known as "Mr.Clutch," is the player in profile on the official NBA logo. As his biography on NBA.com points out, West is widely regarded as one of the greatest guards in the history of the game. Not especially gifted by height or athleticism, he was a notoriously driven player who broke his nose nine times and often had to be carried off the court.
Jerry West grew up in a blue-collar family in Cheylan, West Virginia. After a stellar career at West Virginia University, he was recruited by the Minneapolis Lakers in 1960. The team moved down to Los Angeles that year, and over the next 14 years, West's career with the Lakers proved the stuff of legends.

I hope you find this section of the site entertaining.  If you have some information about NBA logos you would like to share, please send the information.

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Atlanta Hawks Logo - Design and History


 The Atlanta Hawks are one of the worst teams in the NBA. Except for a few seasons in the 1980s and 1990's, the team is usually at the bottom of the league's standing. The franchise was formed in 1946 as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks (named after Tri-City native Black Hawk) of the National Basketball League; it was based in the tri-city area between Moline, Illinois, Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa. Over the years, the team has moved to Atlanta and are now called the Atlanta Hawks. The current logo, shown on the left, depicts a hawk holding onto a basketball.

Lets hope that the franchise has a few good seasons for the rest of the decade.

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Charlotte Bobcats Logo - Design and History

 Image The original Charlotte Hornets relocated to New Orleans for the 2002-03 season. At that time, the city and the NBA agreed to create a new team in Charlotte for the 2004-05 season.  While many groups bid for the ownership of the team, a group led by Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. Johnson won out. On June 15, 2006 it was announced that NBA legend Michael Jordan would become the 2nd largest owner in the Bobcats second to Johnson himself.

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