San Antonio Spurs to become the first NBA team without cheerleaders

image: @SilverDancers

Fans at the AT&T Center will notice some familiar faces missing when the 2018-2019 NBA season tips off, as the Silver Dancers organization appears to have been terminated.

Spurs Sports and Entertainment initially released the following statement announcing the formation of a new “hype team”:


The news the Silver Dancers would not be returning came primarily from members of the squad, in addition to local media who were contacted directly.


Multiple former Silver Dancers and fans made their displeasure heard on social media using the hashtags #LongLiveTheChaps.

The removal of the Silver Dancers marks the third woman’s program cancelled by SS&E in the last few months, with the other two being the organization’s WNBA franchise and San Antonio Rampage Ice Girls. SS&E still operates San Antonio FC (United Soccer League), San Antonio Rampage (American Hockey League), Austin Spurs (NBA G-League), and of course San Antonio Spurs (NBA).