Basketball has always been my favorite sport and I immediately fell in love with this recent Vanila BCN mashup project. If you take NBA logos and combine them with classic cartoon shows, you get a totally rad pop culture basketball league.
Care Bears, Masters of the Universe, Snorks, G.I. Joe, and many more animated TV shows that we remember from Saturday mornings come to life with their host city in these logos. I have a few nitpicks, but most of them I thought were very well incorporated with the NBA logo choices. Let's take a look and I'll give a little insight for those of you who are not basketball fans.
Orlando Magic logo. I'm not sure if the cartoon was based in a particular city, but would've like to see something like the Starlight Jems. The Transformers logo is based on the Chicago Bulls logo. The Bulls logo is pretty iconic even without the city/team added so I have less of a problem with it not having something like the "Cybertron Autobots." The last two are my favorites in this group. The Vancouver Care Bears is a great rendition of the now Memphis Grizzlies logo. The Cellardyke Dino Riders is based on the Toronto Raptors logo and is brilliant!
The final set is really good beginning with the Brooklyn Turtles which is actually play on the New York Knicks logo. I was surprised the didn't go with the Brooklyn Nets logo for this one. I don't think the Washington Joes is based on any of the Washing Wizards/Bullets logos, but it's still really fun. The Woodland Smurfs is based on my favorite team the Los Angeles Lakers logo and love the mushroom top as the basketball! The Metro City Gadgets uses an old Seattle Supersonics logo and is very imaginative.
All images courtesy Vanila BCN