NBA Announces All-Star Game Logo for 2008 in New Orleans, LA
During a basketball clinic Tuesday for Jr. NBA and WNBA attendees, the NBA unveiled the logo for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game, which is hosted by New Orleans. This will mark the first time that New Orleans has hosted the All-Star Game, with next year being the 57th game overall. Among the guests present for the unveiling of the logo were former NBA great Clyde “The Glide“ Drexler, Hornets' player Hilton Armstrong and several other local basketball figures.
The logo features the Hornets' Mardi Gras colors of teal, purple and gold. It also includes several distinct New Orleans touches, including brass instruments that acknowledge the city's rich musical history, as well as a depiction of the wrought iron material commonly used in Big Easy balconies.
The logo is really pretty neat and well done overall. It seems to really capture what New Orleans is about and should help the city to regroup some of the luster it has lost since hurricane Katrina. I personally haven't been to Mardi Gras or New Orleans, but it seems like a great city. They're lucky to get the opportunity to host the annual event.