Ranking the Hottest NBA Dance Teams Of 2015-16

By Brian Kalchik

Ranking the Hottest NBA Dance Teams Of 2015-16

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The 2015-16 NBA season is almost underway, and the action on the court will be intense. But, the real stars are often the ladies who pump up the crowd during breaks. Who will emerge as the breakout star this year? Who will win NBA MVP this year? Time will tell, but for now, here are all the spirited ladies of the 30 NBA teams, ranked from good to awesome.

30. Bucks Dancers

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30. Bucks Dancers

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On the court, the Bucks Dancers had plenty to celebrate last season. The Bucks made it back to the postseason and pushed the Bulls to six games in the opening round. Now that Jabari Parker is fully healthy and Greg Monroe is on board, these ladies might actually be cheering for the next up-and-coming team in the East.

29. America First Jazz Dancers

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29. America First Jazz Dancers

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The Jazz Dancers aren't just the Jazz Dancers, they'll have you know. They are the America First Jazz Dancers. Yes, these ladies have corporate sponsorship. Unfortunately, one of the league's most consistent winners in the '90s isn't doing so hot in the 2010s. At least they have a young nucleus in Trey Burke and Dante Exum to look forward to.

28. Atlanta Hawks Dancers

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28. Atlanta Hawks Dancers

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The Atlanta Hawks had a season last year after off-court controversy involving Danny Ferry and Bruce Levenson. The Hawks took the top-seed in the East, but were swept by LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Not all things are bad down in Dixie.

27. Grizz Girls

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27. Grizz Girls

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The Grizz Girls have been around to see the most successful run in the Grizzlies' young tenure. With players like Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley Jr. still around, the Grizzlies pushed the Warriors to six games in the Western Conference Semifinals and should continue to be a force in the West.

26. Blazer Dancers

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26. Blazer Dancers

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In the cool and damp Pacific Northwest, the Blazer Dancers definitely turn up the heat in Portland. These ladies also have a squad to be proud of with a young superstar in Damian Lillard. The losses of LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews will definitely hurt, but the Blazers should still be postseason contenders in the West.

25. Raptors Dance Pak

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25. Raptors Dance Pak

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The Raptors dancers are officially named the "Dance Pak." Personally, I could care less if they pak with or without the c, but the Raptors definitely had an "A" type season last year. Toronto won the Atlantic Division and have a young nucleus in place with players like Kyle Lowry, DeMar Derozan and Jonas Valanciunas.

24. Detroit Pistons Dancers

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24. Detroit Pistons Dancers

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Since the days of Chauncey Billups, Ben Wallace and Rip Hamilton, the Detroit Pistons Dancers have sadly not had much to cheer about. Now that Stan Van Gundy is in charge of a talented roster that is without locker-room cancer Josh Smith, things might just turn around this year.

23. Cavalier Girls

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23. Cavalier Girls

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Cleveland did not have much to cheer for after LeBron James "took his talents to South Beach" in 2011, but now that the "King" has returned, these ladies are once again excited for their Cavs. LeBron James almost single-handedly won the NBA Finals against the Warrios before losing in six. With Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving now healthy, James and the Cavs will be poised to get the crown.

22. Wizard Girls

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22. Wizard Girls

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After years of ineptitude, the Washington Wizards are legitimate Eastern Conference contenders, taking the Hawks to Game 6 of the Divisional Playoffs. What hasn't changed in the nation's capital are the Wizard Girls, who have cheered on their team through the thick and the thin.

21. Pelicans Dancers

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21. Pelicans Dancers

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The New Orleans Pelicans are stationed in one of the nation's most vibrant cities, and have one of the NBA's brightest stars in Anthony Davis. If those aren't good reasons for these ladies to be cheering on the Pelicans, then nothing is.

20. Celtics Dancers

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20. Celtics Dancers

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After a glorious era with Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, the Celtics got back to the postseason for the first time under Brad Stevens last year. The Celtics got swept by Cleveland last year, but the future is bright for both the Celtics and the Celtics Dancers.

19. Timberwolves Dancers

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19. Timberwolves Dancers

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Despite tragically losing coach Flip Saunders to cancer, the Timberwolves and the Timberwolves Dancers should be optimistic about the upcoming season. This team is loaded with young talent, and they have two of the last three No. 1 overall picks in Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.

18. Kings Dancers

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18. Kings Dancers

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The Sacramento Kings' dancers have not had much to celebrate this past decade. Since reaching the 2002 Western Conference Finals, the team has fallen off the map and is now a regular in the draft lottery. Hopefully, the Kings will become more competitive this season with DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo so these ladies will be celebrating more.

17. Warriors Girls

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17. Warriors Girls

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The Warriors are the reigning NBA Champions, and they still have a bright future ahead of them despite losing coach Steve Kerr to back surgery. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are the best backcourt duo in the game, and the Warriors have other great players in NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green. These girls should have plenty to cheer about once again this season.

16. Clippers Spirit Dance Team

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16. Clippers Spirit Dance Team

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The Clippers Spirit Dance Team should be excited this season after hearing that DeAndre Jorda spurned the Mavericks to re-sign with the Clippers. The Clippers are led by Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Doc Rivers, and they should be a favorite to contend for the NBA Finals.

15. Chicago Luvabulls

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15. Chicago Luvabulls

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The Chicago Bulls' dancers are appropriately named "The Luvabulls." With a trio of Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and Jimmy Butler along with new coach Fred Hoiberg, these ladies should have more to cheer about this season than last year's disappointing finish.

14. Sixers Dance Team

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14. Sixers Dance Team

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The 1992 Olympic Team is appropriately named "The Dream Team," and so are the Philadelphia 76ers' dancers. With the franchise clearly in rebuilding mode, these ladies are the best team that occupies the Wells Fargo Center.

13. Thunder Girls

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13. Thunder Girls

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Since moving from Seattle to Oklahoma City, the Thunder have emerged as one of the NBA's best teams. Only a fool would deny that the fresh-faced Thunder Girls are a major factor in Oklahoma City's rise to dominance. These ladies should be happier this season with Kevin Durant back at 100 percent.

12. Magic Dancers

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12. Magic Dancers

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In the Sunshine State, the Magic Dancers are the lone attraction in the Amway Center these days. However, with promising players like Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo, the Magic should turn things around eventually.

11. Nuggets Dancers

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11. Nuggets Dancers

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When you think about it, "Nuggets" is a really silly name for a team, isn't it? Anyway, the Nuggets Dancers are a tough group of ladies. Despite the altitude that exists in Denver, these ladies dance their hearts out for their Nuggets. With Brian Shaw out of the picture, the Nuggets should improve with Emmanuel Mudiay at point and Kenneth Faried down low.

10. Knick City Dancers

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10. Knick City Dancers

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New York's Knick City Dancers have not had much to celebrate, especially last season. But Phil Jackson has a better overall roster this season with Kristaps Porzingis and a healthy Carmelo Anthony. The Knick City Dancers will continue to make Madison Square Garden the mecca of basketball.

9. Indiana Pacemates

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9. Indiana Pacemates

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The Pacemates are definitely one of the hottest squad in the league, but they win the prize for having the naughtiest-sounding name for what it's worth. After Eastern Conference Finals appearances in 2012 and 2013, the Pacers will look to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference with Paul George and Monta Ellis.

8. Brooklynettes

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8. Brooklynettes

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After relocating from New Jersey to Brooklyn, the Nets have emerged as a contender in the Eastern Conference. Helping them get to that status are the Brooklynettes, one of the NBA's hottest squads. These ladies should be celebrating a lot this season with Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson still on the roster.

7. Laker Girls

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7. Laker Girls

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No matter how good or bad the Lakers will be in the near future, the world-famous Laker Girls will always be relevant. The Laker Girls are the most storied dance team in NBA history, and are the NBA's version of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. With Kobe Bryant now fully healed from injury, the Lakers should be at least more competitive this season.

6. Miami Heat Dancers

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6. Miami Heat Dancers

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When your team is named the Heat, you are definitely going to have some hotties on the sidelines. With Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh both at 100 percent, the Heat should once again contend for the postseason. The addition of Justise Winslow will also help.

5. The Honey Bees

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5. The Honey Bees

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Formerly the Bobcats, Charlotte's dance team was named the LadyCats, and while those cats were gorgeous, Charlotte has a group of honeys named the Honey Bees. It also helps to have a set of gorgeous twins in Kirsten and Kristen Hardy.

4. Suns Dancers

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4. Suns Dancers

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When your team is named something that is hot, it is only appropriate to put the dancers high on this list. As long as these ladies are on the sidelines, the desert should be scorching hot with beautiful Suns Dancers and the Suns will be scorching the scoreboards with points.

3. Rockets Power Dancers

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3. Rockets Power Dancers

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Houston's glory days of '94 and '95 are a distant memory at this point, but last year's Western Conference runner-up finish was a great season for the Rockets. The Rockets Power Dancers will just go on looking hot, and will continue to cheer for a high-octane offense led by Dwight Howard and James Harden that loves to score in the hundreds.

2. Spurs Silver Dancers

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2. Spurs Silver Dancers

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The San Antonio Spurs are an elite franchise that also has a championship-worthy dance team in the Silver Dancers. This group of ladies have seen plenty of wins in the Gregg Popovich era, and the Spurs are favored to once again win it all. As long as Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan are on the floor, San Antonio can win any game they are in.

1. Dallas Mavericks Dancers

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1. Dallas Mavericks Dancers

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The title of No. 1 hottest dance team belongs to the Dallas Mavericks. Since Mark Cuban took over the franchise, the Mavericks' dancers have been one of the league's best. This team should do well again this season with Dirk Nowitzki back for another year and with Rick Carlisle as head coach.

Brian Kalchik is a Houston Texans writer and featured writer for RantSports.com. He also covers the NBA, College Basketball, Fantasy Sports, Clubhouse and College Football for the site. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.

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