National Basketball Association Cheerleading

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.


The only team currently without traditional NBA dancers is the San Antonio Spurs. 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

  • Caysie Torrey (1997–98) – dancer, actress, clothing model
  • Shannon Bex (1999–2004) – singer, dancer, former member of Danity Kane

Sacramento Kings

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

Toronto Raptors

  • Nicole Arbour - YouTube comedian and provocateur
  • Nikki Grant (2007–09) – actress

Utah Jazz

Memphis Grizzlies

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