In order to simplify and make it bolder, the WNBA changed their colours to orange and white. This was reflected in the new design, which showed a woman mid-slam dunk. Many fans thought the silhouette is that of famous WNBA player, Sue Bird. However, this was never confirmed or denied by the league.
Who is the WNBA logo patterned after?
The first WNBA logo in 1997 was based on the Jerry West-inspired NBA logo. The league changed it in 2013, going with a ponytailed player making a layup. The newest logo moves to the more common bun hair style and sleeker, more modern movement.
Who is the face of the WNBA?
The WNBA team will be co-coached by Lisa Leslie and Tina Thompson. That team will face a U.S. squad led by Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, who will be making their fifth Olympic appearance.