The Nike Swoosh logo, which is featured on every NBA team's jersey.
The Nike Swoosh logo, which is featured on every NBA team's jersey.

Beginning with the 2017–18 NBA season, Nike Inc. became the uniform and apparel maker for the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Nike swoosh appeared on the front right shoulder of player uniforms for the first time in league history.[1][2][3] In July 2020, the NBA and Jordan Brand announced that all 30 teams would feature the "Jumpman" logo on the front right shoulder of Statement jerseys, worn during big games or rivalries, and left leg of shorts beginning with the 2020–21 season. The Charlotte Hornets were the only team to feature the "Jumpman" logo previous to this announcement due to Michael Jordan's ownership.[4][5]

Due to its commonplace in European soccer leagues and Australian sports, the NBA announced that teams could sell one sponsorship to be featured over the front left shoulder of player uniforms.[2] The following list denotes the sponsor for each of the 30 teams in the NBA:

Team Current jersey sponsor Previous jersey sponsor(s) Notes
Atlanta Hawks Sharecare[6][7]
Boston Celtics Vistaprint[8] General Electric (GE)
(2017–2020)[9]
From the 2021–22 NBA season, the Celtics patch will either no longer feature the Vistaprint logo, but just feature the text "Vistaprint", or have the logo smaller than the text.
Brooklyn Nets Webull[10] Motorola (2020–2021)[11]
Infor (2017–2020)[12]
Charlotte Hornets LendingTree[13][14]
Chicago Bulls Zenni Optical (Zenni)[15][16] From the 2021–22 NBA season, the Bulls patch also features the text "Eyewear" directly below the Zenni logo.
Cleveland Cavaliers Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company[17][18]
Dallas Mavericks Chime[19] 5miles (2017–2019)[20]
Denver Nuggets Western Union (WU)[21]
Detroit Pistons United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM)[22] Flagstar Bank (2017–2021)[23][24]
Golden State Warriors Rakuten[25][26]
Houston Rockets Credit Karma (Credit Karma Money)[27] ROKiT Phones (ROKiT)
(2017–2020)
Indiana Pacers Motorola (M)[28][29]
Los Angeles Clippers Honey[30][31] Bumble (2018–2020)[32]
Los Angeles Lakers Bibigo[33] Wish (2017–2021)[34][35] From the 2020–21 NBA season, the Lakers patch also features the text "shopping" directly below the Wish logo.
Memphis Grizzlies TBD FedEx (2018–2021)[36]
Miami Heat Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG)[37][38] Ultimate Software was the jersey sponsor from 2017 to 2020 before they merged with Kronos Incorporated in April 2020 to officially become Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG).[39]
Milwaukee Bucks Motorola (M)[40] Harley-Davidson (2017–2020)[41]
Minnesota Timberwolves Aura[42] Fitbit (2017–2020)[43]
New Orleans Pelicans Ibotta[44][45] Zatarain's (2017–2020)[46]
New York Knicks Squarespace[47][48] From the 2021–22 NBA season, the Knicks patch changed its appearance to where the text "Squarespace" is larger than the logo. Previously it was the other way around.
Oklahoma City Thunder Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores (Love's)[49][50]
Orlando Magic Walt Disney World (Disney)[51][52]
Philadelphia 76ers Crypto.com[53] StubHub (2017–2021)[54]
Phoenix Suns PayPal[55][56]
Portland Trail Blazers StormX[57] Performance Health (Biofreeze) (2018–2021)[58][59]
Sacramento Kings Dialpad[60] Blue Diamond Growers
(2017–2020)[61][62]
San Antonio Spurs Frost Bank (Frost)[63]
Toronto Raptors Sun Life Financial (Sun Life)[64][65]
Utah Jazz Qualtrics (5 For The Fight)[66][67]
Washington Wizards TBD Geico (2018–2021) [68][69]

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