With the 2013-14 NBA season right around the corner, there are few things more exciting than the fast-paced action of professional basketball. Slam-dunks, alley-oops, behind the back passes, and of course the lovely team dancers.
Cheerleading in sports is not a new phenomenon. Unlike the NFL, every team in the National Basketball Association has a squad of dancers. During each NBA playoffs, fans get to vote on their favorite dance squad in a completion bracket; a competition that has seen the Miami Heat dancers and the Charlotte Lady Cats dominate in recent years.
Many NBA cheerleaders are multi-talented; many individuals have won beauty pageants in their home state, become local TV personalities, lead careers as WWE Divas and have even end up in the adult film industry. The Laker Girls can proudly call Paula Abdul, Moon Bloodgood Emily Harper alumni of one of the most notable dance squads in the league.
In game entertainment is often as entertaining as the NBA action itself; and with the way these ladies move, are you that surprised? Take a look at 50 beautiful NBA dancers in this slideshow. Which NBA team has the best looking ladies?