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NBA Teams with Most Championships

NBA Teams with Most Championships

By clinching the 2020 NBA title, the Los Angeles Lakers have 17 championships to their name - tied for the most all-time with the Boston Celtics. Both franchises have accounted for 45.9% of the 74 championships in NBA history.

Two franchises - the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers - have alone combined for 34 of the 74 championships in NBA history..

The Celtics' dynasty of the 1960s is considered to be among the greatest ever as they won eight straight and 11 titles total in 13 years (1957-1969). On the other hand, the Lakers' 17 titles - including their most recent 2020 championships - are more evenly spaced as they won four or more championships in a single decade three separate times.

Only three franchises have ever won three titles in a row - Boston Celtics (eight straight from 1959 to 1966), Chicago Bulls (twice), and Los Angeles Lakers (twice)

Here's the list of all NBA franchises with multiple championships:

 

Teams

Finals' appearances

Championships

Years won

Boston Celtics

21

17

1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008

Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers

32

17

1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2020

Chicago Bulls

6

6

1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998

Philadelphia/San Francisco/Golden State Warriors

10

6

1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, 2018

San Antonio Spurs

6

5

1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014

Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers

9

3

1955, 1967, 1983

Fort Wayne/Detroit Pistons

7

3

1989, 1990, 2004

Miami Heat

5

3

2006, 2012, 2013

Houston Rockets

4

2

1994, 1995

New York Knicks

8

2

1970, 1973

 

Nine teams have one NBA championship to their name - Toronto Raptors (2019), Cleveland Cavaliers (2016), Dallas Mavericks(2011), Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma City Thunder (1979), Baltimore/Washington Bullets/Washington Wizards (1978), Portland Trail Blazers (1977), Milwaukee Bucks (1971), St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks (1958), Baltimore Bullets (1948; folded in 1954), and Rochester/Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City/Sacramento Kings (1951).

 

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