List of National Basketball Association mascots

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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's top 10 sports mascots.

Current mascots

Team Mascot(s) Photo
Atlanta Hawks Harry the Hawk Harry The Hawk.jpg
Boston Celtics Lucky the Leprechaun
Brooklyn Nets No mascot
Charlotte Hornets Hugo US Navy 091104-N-9319B-099 Rear Adm. Victor G. Guillory watches the mascot for the New Orleans Hornets.jpg
Chicago Bulls Benny the Bull BennyBull.JPG
Cleveland Cavaliers Moon Dog, Sir CC Cleveland Cavaliers masocts.jpg
Dallas Mavericks Champ, Mavs Man
Denver Nuggets Rocky the Mountain Lion
Detroit Pistons Hooper Hooper.jpg
Golden State Warriors No mascot
Houston Rockets Clutch the Bear Clutch-Halloween-2005.jpg
Indiana Pacers Boomer Boomer Backwards dunk.jpg
Los Angeles Clippers Chuck the Condor
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 Crunch the Wolf at Target Center.jpg
New Orleans Pelicans Pierre the Pelican
New York Knicks No mascot
Oklahoma City Thunder Rumble the Bison Rumble the bison.png
Orlando Magic Stuff the Magic Dragon US Navy 071127-N-6936D-265 Members of the Orlando Magic Dancers and STUFF the Magic Dragon sign autographs for Sasebo Sailors and their families during the Pacific-leg of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour.jpg
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 Spurs Coyote sign.JPG
Toronto Raptors Stripes, the Raptor
Utah Jazz Jazz Bear
Washington Wizards G-Wiz, G-Man Washington Wizards G-Wiz.jpg

Past mascots

Team Mascot(s) Photo
Brooklyn Nets Brooklyknight 100px
Charlotte Bobcats Rufus D. Lynx Malik Rose and the Sacramento Kings dancers and the Bobcats mascot WTF.jpg
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
New Orleans Hornets Hugo
(Current mascot of the Charlotte Hornets)
US Navy 091104-N-9319B-099 Rear Adm. Victor G. Guillory watches the mascot for the New Orleans Hornets.jpg
Philadelphia 76ers Hip Hop- Walked out after 2012 season.
Sacramento Kings The Gorilla
Seattle SuperSonics Squatch,
The Wheedle

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
2014 The Coyote[11] San Antonio Spurs
2015 Benny the Bull[12] Chicago Bulls


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  3. Alum named NBA Mascot of the Year
  4. Mascot of the Year: Houston's own Clutch.
  5. 5.0 5.1 NBA Mascots To Celebrate Dixie State's Mascot's Birthday At February Basketball Games
  6. NBA Mascot of the Year
  7. 7.0 7.1 NBA Mascot of the Year
  8. Memphis' 'Grizz' named 2011 NBA Mascot of the Year
  9. Congratulations, Crunch!
  10. Barajas, Erik (August 19, 2013). "Rockets' Clutch the Bear wins best mascot title in NBA". ABC. Retrieved March 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Whitaker, Lang (August 1, 2014). "San Antonio Coyote Named Mascot of the Year". All Ball. NBA. Retrieved August 2, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Chicago's Benny the Bull named NBA Mascot of the Year