By Josh Cohen
Originally Published on October 11, 2011

ORLANDO -- Just like I described in my recent article regarding the evolution of NBA team logos, there are so many memories that are retained when browsing sports emblems.

Recently, the official logo of NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, which will be held in Orlando, was released and instantaneously I felt it was the perfect time to glance at All-Star logos from year’s past.

When I checked out the 1992 NBA All-Star logo, which was the last time Orlando hosted the midseason classic, I immediately remembered Magic Johnson’s astounding MVP performance in his first game since announcing he contracted HIV.

Similarly, when the 1997 motif popped up on my computer, I recounted Glen Rice’s record-breaking effort of tallying 20 points in the third quarter.

All-Star logos tend to become very much associated with the culture of the host city since they become a big part of the community’s decoration and adornment. Like Christmas ornaments are during the holiday season, All-Star emblems can be found on every block corner of the host city for months prior to the event in February.

After gazing at every NBA All-Star logo, I started to debate with myself which design was my favorite. Obviously, graphic design has evolved over the years. But, sometimes the “vintage” look can be very attention grabbing.

Rather than analyze my favorites, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to showcase one of my signature tournament polls to determine the best, most popular All-Star logo in NBA history.

After compiling the results from the First Round, the winning emblems will advance until a champion is crowned.


Graphics courtesy SportsLogos.Net

VOTE IN SECOND ROUND


2012

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1974

2009

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2010


1977

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2007

1981

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2006


2001

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2002

1994

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1995


1991

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1997

1987

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2001