Number and Year of NBA Championships Per Team

The Boston Celtics Have Won the Most NBA Championships

The Boston Celtics Have Won the Most NBA Championships (celtics.com)

The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, between them, have won more than 50% of all NBA Championships.  That’s 33 of the 65 Finals ever played.

Michael Jordan‘s Bulls come in third with six titles.  Tim Duncan‘s San Antonio Spurs are next with four.

Are those the Golden State Warriors tied for fifth all time?  Yes, that perenially terrible team the last four decades or so actually has three rings – two from when they were back East in Philly.

If you add up the titles below, you come up with 64.  That’s because the defunct  “Baltimore Bullets,” not related to the current Washington Wizards, won it in all in 1948.

For a look at the results of every NBA Finals, check out my source, pataky.net

Boston Celtics 1947 17 1957, 1959-1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008
Los Angeles Lakers 1949 16 Minneapolis: 1949, 1950, 1952-1954; L.A.: 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000-2002, 2009, 2010
Chicago Bulls 1967 6 1991-1993, 1996-1998
San Antonio Spurs 1968 4 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007
Detroit Pistons 1949 3 1989, 1990, 2004
Golden State Warriors 1947 3 Philadelphia: 1947, 1956; G.S.: 1975
Philadelphia 76ers 1950 3 Syracuse Nationals: 1955; Phil.: 1967, 1983
Houston Rockets 1968 2 1994, 1995
New York Knicks 1947 2 1970, 1973
Atlanta Hawks 1950 1 St. Louis: 1958
Dallas Mavericks 1981 1 2011
Miami Heat 1989 1 2006
Milwaukee Bucks 1969 1 1971
Oklahoma City Thunder 1968 1 Seattle SuperSonics: 1979
Portland Trail Blazers 1971 1 1977
Sacramento Kings 1949 1 Rochester Royals: 1951
Washington Wizards 1962 1 Washington Bullets: 1978
Indiana Pacers 1968 0 (ABA: 1970, 1972, 1973)
New Jersey Nets 1968 0 (ABA New York: 1974, 1976)
Charlotte Bobcats 2005 0
Cleveland Cavaliers 1971 0
Denver Nuggets 1968 0
Los Angeles Clippers 1971 0
Memphis Grizzlies 1996 0
Minnesota Timberwolves 1990 0
New Orleans Hornets 1989 0
Orlando Magic 1990 0
Phoenix Suns 1969 0
Toronto Raptors 1996 0
Utah Jazz 1975 0
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Posted on December 17, 2011, in NBA Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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