The 2012-13 NBA season is underway, and the action on the court is intense—the basketball is OK, but the real stars are, often as not, the cheerleaders who pump up the crowd during breaks.
And NBA cheerleaders have gone on to make something of themselves. Everyone knows Paula Abdul, of course, but Bonnie Jill Laflin (Golden State Warriors), Moon Bloodgood (L.A. Lakers), Layla El (Miami Heat), Eve Torres (L.A. Clippers), and two members of Danity Kane not named O'Day (New Orleans Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers) also put in time cheering on their favorite team.
Who will emerge as the breakout star this year? Time will tell, but for now, here are all the spirited ladies of all 30 NBA teams, ranked from good to awesome.