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's top 10 sports mascots.

Current mascots

Atlanta Hawks Harry the Hawk
Boston Celtics Lucky the Leprechaun
Brooklyn Nets No mascot
Charlotte Hornets Hugo the Hornet
Chicago Bulls Benny the Bull
Cleveland Cavaliers Moon Dog, Sir CC
Dallas Mavericks Champ, Mavs Man
Denver Nuggets Rocky the Mountain Lion
Detroit Pistons Hooper
Golden State Warriors No mascot
Houston Rockets Clutch the Bear
Indiana Pacers Boomer
Los Angeles Clippers Chuck the Condor
Los Angeles Lakers No mascot
Memphis Grizzlies Grizz
Miami Heat Burnie
Milwaukee Bucks Bango the Buck
Minnesota Timberwolves Crunch the Wolf
New Orleans Pelicans Pierre the Pelican
New York Knicks No mascot
Oklahoma City Thunder Rumble the Bison
Orlando Magic Stuff the Magic Dragon
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
Toronto Raptors The Raptor
Utah Jazz Jazz Bear
Washington Wizards G-Wiz, G-Man

Past mascots

Brooklyn Nets Brooklyknight
Charlotte Bobcats Rufus D. Lynx
Cleveland Cavaliers Whammer
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)
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
2016 Stuff the Magic Dragon[13] Orlando Magic


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