Shortly after basketball was invented in 1891, teams were called "fives" in reference to their five starting players. There were dozens of African-American basketball teams that played before the racial integration of the National Basketball Association from 1904–1950, a period known as the Black Fives Era. These teams were often known as "black fives." As an expression of my love for basketball and appreciation of history, I decided to reimagine what the original Black Fives' logos would look like if designed today. While embodying the spirit of the original logos, I applied my own "remix" to each design. These are the first five installments of the redesigns; stay tuned for more!
Source: Black Fives Foundation. The team names, original logos, service marks, and trademarks are the property of the Black Fives Foundation.