National Basketball Association Cheerleading

Cheerleading and dancing in the NBA

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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 one exception, 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
Cavs PowerHouse Dance Team[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
Wizards Dancers[29] Washington Wizards

The only team currently without traditional NBA dancers is the San Antonio Spurs.[30] Until 2018, they had a dance squad called the Silver Dancers respectively.

Notable NBA cheerleaders

Atlanta Hawks

Boston Celtics

Chicago Bulls

Dallas Mavericks

Denver Nuggets

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

Detroit Pistons

Golden State Warriors

Houston Rockets

Indiana Pacers

Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Clippers

Miami Heat

Milwaukee Bucks

Minnesota Timberwolves

New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets

New Orleans Hornets

New York Knicks

Oklahoma City Thunder

Orlando Magic

Philadelphia 76ers

Phoenix Suns

Portland Trail Blazers

Sacramento Kings

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

Toronto Raptors

Utah Jazz

Memphis Grizzlies

See also


  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. ^ "PowerHouse 2019-20". Cleveland Cavaliers. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  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. ^ WIZARDS: | Wizards Dancers | Washington Wizards
  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". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
  33. ^ Aubrey Up Close

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