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List of National Basketball Association mascots

The following is a list of mascots of all National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. Two mascots, Go the Gorilla and Rocky the Mountain Lion were ranked fourth[1] and ninth[2] respectively on AskMen.com's top 10 sports mascots.

Current mascots

Team Mascot(s) Photo
Atlanta Hawks Harry the Hawk 100px
Boston Celtics Lucky the Leprechaun
Brooklyn Nets No mascot
Charlotte Hornets Hugo 100px
Chicago Bulls Benny the Bull 100px
Cleveland Cavaliers Moon Dog, Sir CC 100px
Dallas Mavericks Champ, Mavs Man
Denver Nuggets Rocky the Mountain Lion
Detroit Pistons Hooper 100px
Golden State Warriors No mascot
Houston Rockets Clutch the Bear 100px
Indiana Pacers Boomer 100px
Los Angeles Clippers No mascot
Los Angeles Lakers No mascot
Memphis Grizzlies Griz
Miami Heat Burnie
Milwaukee Bucks Bango the Buck, Bango the Buck Jr.
Minnesota Timberwolves Crunch the Wolf 100px
New Orleans Pelicans Pierre the Pelican
New York Knicks No mascot
Oklahoma City Thunder Rumble the Bison 100px
Orlando Magic Stuff the Magic Dragon 100px
Philadelphia 76ers Franklin
Phoenix Suns Go the Gorilla
Portland Trail Blazers Blaze the Trail Cat
Sacramento Kings Slamson the Lion
San Antonio Spurs The Coyote 100px
Toronto Raptors Stripes, the Raptor
Utah Jazz Jazz Bear
Washington Wizards G-Wiz, G-Man 100px

Past mascots

Team Mascot(s) Photo
Cleveland Cavaliers Whammer 100px
Detroit Pistons Sir Slam A Lot
Golden State Warriors Thunder
Indiana Pacers Bowser - Boomer's counterpart
New Jersey Nets Duncan the Dragon, Sly the Silver Fox, Mini Sly, The Brooklyn Knight
Charlotte Bobcats Rufus D. Lynx 100px
Philadelphia 76ers Hip Hop- Walked out after 2012 season.
Sacramento Kings The Gorilla
Seattle SuperSonics Squatch,
The Wheedle
100px

Mascot of the Year

In 1997, the mascots started having an annual meeting at the NBA Mascot Conference. Since 2005, the conference also selects an individual to be honored as the top professional in the league, the Mascot of the Year.[3]

Year Mascot Team
2005 Clutch[4] Houston Rockets
2006 Jazz Bear[5] Utah Jazz
2007 Hugo the Hornet[6] New Orleans Hornets
2008 Jazz Bear[5] Utah Jazz
2009 Rumble the Bison[7] Oklahoma City Thunder
2010 Bango[7] Milwaukee Bucks
2011 Grizz[8] Memphis Grizzlies
2012 Crunch the Wolf[9] Minnesota Timberwolves
2013 Clutch[10] Houston Rockets

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