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Basketball lovers are across the globe. People would even take sweaty towels of basketball players in their personalized collection – the obsession is crazy among fans. Here, you learn about all the details of NBA logo history, meaning, evolution, transformation and making. You can also download NBA logo in different variants and formats in PNG, AI, Vector and SVG.

About NBA

NBA is the abbreviation for National Basketball Association and it is a professional league of basketball. It is mainly based in North America since it has 39 American teams and 1 Canadian team.  And it is a men’s premium league of basketball association.

It was founded in 1946 and it was previously known as BAA which was the abbreviation of Basketball Association of America. The NBA was put up in 1949. NBA is the merger between NBL (National Basketball League) and ABA (American Basketball Association).

Meaning and History of NBA Logo

The NBA starts from October to April every year and there are 82 games and sometimes, the plays are extended to June. According to stats, NBA players are the highest paid athletes in the world. NBA is also an active member of USAB (USA Basketball). NBA changed its logo 4 times in the following years.

  • 1946
  • 1953
  • 1962
  • 2017

Evolution of NBA Logo

NBA is the third wealthiest sports professional association in the world after NFL (National Football League) and MLB (Major League Baseball). This is why most college graduates want to become professional football players. NBA changed its logo in the following ways.


            In this year, the logo has a grey basketball with two inverted green lines and National is written on top of Basketball and below it, association is written. All of these letters are in pink color and all the letters are capitalized.

1946 NBA logo vector

1946 NBA logo vector


            In this year, the logo has a brown and white basketball and NBA is written in white color.

1943 NBA logo vector

1943 NBA logo vector


            In this year, the logo has a grey and black basketball and NBA is written in black color.

1962 NBA logo vector

1962 NBA logo vector


            In this year, the logo has a vertical square with soft curves. The square has two divisions – the left part is blue and the right part is in red color. There is a white figure running with a basketball in one hand in the center of the square.

2017 NBA logo vector

2017 NBA logo vector

Designing of NBA Logo

The BAA was founded and owned by the famous ice hockey areas owners and the first game of basketball was between Canadian and American teams. Canada hosted American teams and the first match was played on November 1st of 1946. NBA logo is based on the following two things.


            In the first year, the logo used grey, green and pink colors. In the second year, the logo used brown and white colors.  Third year, the logo used grey and black colors. In the last year, the logo used red, white and blue colors.


            In the first year, the font was completely customized. In the second and last year the bold Calibri Body fonts were used. The third year, Times New Roman font was used.

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The first three logos of NBA are okay since logo was not a big part of the fandom back then. Ever since the last logo of NBA logo was seen, people became heavily obsessed with it and started to print it on shirts and hoodies. You can download NBA logo in PNG, AI, SVG and Vector.

Q: Who designed NBA logo?

Ans: NBA logo was designed by Alan Siegel.

Q: How to brighten colors of NBA logo?

Ans: You can brighten colors of NBA logo by downloading its PNG variant.

Q: Where to find NBA logo in SVG?

Ans: You can download NBA logo in SVG from VectorSeek.