National Basketball Association Cheerleading

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Washington Wizards cheerleaders at the Verizon Center.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league with teams in the United States and Canada. Nearly every team, with two exceptions, has a squad of dancers for cheerleading that are usually involved in dancing, charity work, fundraisers, and modeling.[1]


Name NBA Team
A-Town Dancers[2] Atlanta Hawks
Blazer Dancers[3] Portland Trail Blazers
Celtics Dancers and Green Team[4] Boston Celtics
Brooklynettes[5] Brooklyn Nets
Charlotte Honey Bees[6] Charlotte Hornets
Chicago Luvabulls[7] Chicago Bulls
Cavalier Girls[8] Cleveland Cavaliers
Mavs Dancers[9] Dallas Mavericks
Nuggets Dancers[10] Denver Nuggets
Automotion[11] Detroit Pistons
Warrior Girls[12] Golden State Warriors
Grizz Girls[13] Memphis Grizzlies
Clutch City Dancers[14] Houston Rockets
Pacemates[15] Indiana Pacers
Knicks City Dancers[16] New York Knicks
Spirit Dance Team[17] Los Angeles Clippers
Laker Girls[18] Los Angeles Lakers
Magic Dancers[19] Orlando Magic
HEAT Dancers[20] Miami Heat
Energee[21] Milwaukee Bucks
Pelicans Dance Team[22] New Orleans Pelicans
Thunder Girls[23] Oklahoma City Thunder
Sixers Dancers[24] Philadelphia 76ers
Suns Dancers[25] Phoenix Suns
Timberwolves Dance Team[1] Minnesota Timberwolves
Kings Royal Court Dancers[26] Sacramento Kings
Dance Pak[27] Toronto Raptors
Jazz Dancers[28] Utah Jazz

Teams currently without traditional NBA dancers are the San Antonio Spurs[29] and Washington Wizards.[30] Both teams until 2018 had dance squads called the Silver Dancers and Wizards Girls respectively.

Notable NBA cheerleaders[edit]

Atlanta Hawks[edit]

Boston Celtics[edit]

Chicago Bulls[edit]

Dallas Mavericks[edit]

Denver Nuggets[edit]

  • Lindsey Kovacevich (2005–07) -anchor and reporter of KVAL-TV

Detroit Pistons[edit]

Golden State Warriors[edit]

Houston Rockets[edit]

Indiana Pacers[edit]

Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

Los Angeles Clippers[edit]

Miami Heat[edit]

Milwaukee Bucks[edit]

Minnesota Timberwolves[edit]

New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets[edit]

New Orleans Hornets[edit]

New York Knicks[edit]

Oklahoma City Thunder[edit]

Orlando Magic[edit]

Philadelphia 76ers[edit]

Phoenix Suns[edit]

Portland Trail Blazers[edit]

Sacramento Kings[edit]

  • Vanessa Born (2001–03) – actress and dancer
  • Aubrey Aquino – TV reporter and host[33]

Toronto Raptors[edit]

Utah Jazz[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b NBA Dance Teams, I Love This Game,
  2. ^ Atlanta Hawks Dance Team | Main Page | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE ATLANTA HAWKS
  3. ^ BLAZERS: Blazer Dancers
  4. ^ Game Night Entertainment | - The official website of the Boston Celtics
  5. ^ Brooklynettes
  6. ^ Honeybees
  8. ^ Meet The 2005–06 Cavalier Girls | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
  10. ^ NUGGETS: 2009–10 Nuggets Dancers
  11. ^ Automotion | The Official Site Of The Detroit Pistons
  12. ^ WARRIORS: Warrior Girls 2005–06
  13. ^
  14. ^ ROCKETS: Clutch City Dancers
  15. ^ Pacemates Home | The Official Site Of The Indiana Pacers
  16. ^ Knicks City Dancers - Home
  17. ^ CLIPPERS: Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team
  18. ^ Meet the 2005–06 Laker Girls | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS
  19. ^ MAGIC: 2011–12 Orlando Magic Dancers
  20. ^ HEAT: Miami HEAT Dancers
  21. ^ BUCKS: Energee!
  22. ^ Pelicans Dance Team
  23. ^ Oklahoma City Thunder | Thunder Girls
  24. ^ SIXERS: 2011–12 Sixers Dancers
  25. ^ SUNS: Phoenix Suns Dance Team
  26. ^ KINGS: Kings Royal Court Dancers
  27. ^ RAPTORS:
    2005–06 Raptors Dance Pak!
  28. ^ Jazz: Dance | The Official Site Of The Utah Jazz
  29. ^
  30. ^
  31. ^ Up & Down: It's good to be Hunter ... Mahan, that is - Golf, PGA Tour - PGA, News, Leaderboard Scores, Schedule and Stats
  32. ^ Ali Dee - Home
  33. ^ Aubrey Up Close

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