The National Basketball Association yesterday unveiled the commemorative logo they’ll be using for their 75th anniversary throughout the 2021-22 NBA season.
The centrepiece of the logo is the league’s iconic “Logoman” logo with its usual rounded rectangle casing stretched out into the shape of a diamond, the traditional stone used in recognition of a 75th anniversary. Within the diamond is a basketball pattern and the number 75 in the standard NBA Action typeface.
Other 75th anniversary plans we’re expecting to see in 2021-22 include a series of mashed up throwback uniforms for each team and alterations to the appearance of both the Nike “Swoosh” and NBA logos on team uniforms to give them a more diamond-like appearance.
This will be the first league-wide anniversary season celebration since the 50th anniversary in 1996-97. For that season all teams wore a gold version of the NBA logo on their jerseys and several teams wore throwback uniforms.
A look back at some of the past NBA anniversary season logos:
Speaking of how these anniversaries were celebrated on uniforms in the past, that 35th “anniversary” logo from 1980/81 was actually worn as a patch on each player’s shorts.
Take a look at some photos of these past uniform anniversary patches below: