Back in the olden days, the only way you could experience NBA cheerleading squads was by going to actual NBA games. And even then, to get a good look, you had to bring a pair of binoculars or fork over big bucks for tickets in the lower bowl.
Thankfully, those dark ages are over. In the civilized world of today we have Instagram, which enables you to get an up-close look at your favorite NBA cheerleading squads from the comfort of your own commode. (Come on, man, don’t deny it.)
Unfortunately, not every cheerleading squad in the NBA is on Instagram. But most are. And today we’re going to direct you to 18 squads you really should consider following.
Take a look…
According to my research, 19 of the NBA's 30 cheerleading squads are on Instagram. So why does this list exclude one of them?
Because the Indiana Pacemates Instagram is an utter embarrassment, that's why. There is one photo from November 2013 and four are from August 2014. Then that's it. Five photos in all.
You know who else has an Instagram account with just five photos? Your mom.
There are 16 women on the Indiana Pacemates dance team. Are you really telling me that, between 16 women, they can't manage to post like a photo a week? Just shut it down already.
Follow them @pacemates...wait, no, don't follow them.
Dishonorable Mention: Indiana Pacemates
Now the Sacramento Kings Dancers—there's a squad that does a good job of maintaining their Instagram feed. It's updated a couple times a week with a variety of different shots.
Follow them @kings_dancers
18. Sacramento Kings Dancers
Thunder Girls is a pretty bad name for a cheerleading squad. Kinda gives the wrong idea. But their Instagram is solid.
Follow them @okcthundergirls
17. OKC Thunder Girls
Not every photo on the BlazerDancers' Instagram feed is this hot, unfortunately. But they're still worth a follow.
Follow them @blazerdancers
The Wolves Dancers do this thing every week where they post a childhood photo of one of their dancers and ask followers to guess who it is.
I'm pretty sure the only people who guess are the dancers themselves or their friends and family, but it's a fun idea nonetheless.
Follow them @wolvesdancers
15. Timberwolves Dancers
This feed could use a few more candid (as opposed to publicity) shots. But all things considered, it's pretty solid.
Follow them @officialrpd
14. Houston Rockets Power Dancers
"Hey, here's four of us hanging out at a grocery store."
Not exactly thrilling adventures, but they're attractive, so it's all good.
Follow them @detroitpistonsdancers
13. Detroit Pistons Dancers
Usually the Laker Girls are right up at the top of any sort of rankings involving NBA cheerleading squads. However, their Instagram feed seems to be in rebuilding more right now...much like the actual team.
Follow them @lakergirls
12. The Laker Girls
When I think of Milwaukee, I think of beer and sausage and cheese. (That's not an insult, but the way. It's a compliment.) So, frankly, I was surprised to learn the Milwaukee Bucks dancers were this attractive.
Follow them @bucksdancers
11. Milwaukee Bucks Dancers
The Spurs Silver Dancers are rather svelte. I'm not sure where Charles Barkley is getting his information re: the women of San Antonio.
Follow them @spurssilverdancers
10. San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers
Look closely. Every single one of those Mavs Dancers is gorgeous. That may not seem weird to you, but it's actually pretty rare.
Follow them @mavsdancers
9. Dallas Mavericks Dancers
The Knicks may be a totaly laughing stock, but the Knicks City Dancers are still one of the NBA's elite cheerleading squads.
Follow them @knickscitydancers
8. Knicks City Dancers
Just like the Clippers have surpassed the Lakers as the best basketball team in Los Angeles, so to have the Clippers dancers surpassed the Laker Girls.
Enjoy it while it lasts, Clippers fans.
Follow them @laclippersspirit
7. Clippers Spirit Dance Team
The Luvabulls Instagram feed has lots of pictures of the dancers wearing tight red outfits. Really, what's not to like?
Follow them @chicagoluvabulls
6. Chicago Luvabulls
The Golden State Warriors dance team isn't quite as hot as the basketball team. But who is? They're Instagram feed is still fantastic.
Follow them @gswdanceteam
5. Warriors Dance Team
The Sixers Dancers are literally the only reason to go to a Philadelphia 76ers game this season. They don't post as many photos to Instagram as other squads, but sometimes you've got to go with quality over quantity.
Follow them @sixers_dancers
4. Sixers Dancers
Of course the Phoenix Suns dancers have a fantastic Instagram feed. They probably get all their dancers from Arizona State.Follow them @sunsdancers
3. Phoenix Suns Dancers
Last year they were the Lady Cats. This year they are the Honey Bees. The name doesn't matter. They're still ridiculously hot.
Follow them @thehoneybees
2. The Honeybees
The Miami Heat may have lost LeBron and, consequently, half their fans. But at least their cheerleaders are still smoking hot.
Follow them @miamiheatdancers
1. Miami HEAT Dancers
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