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A Complete List of NBA Champions

There have been 76 NBA Champions since the league (in its current format) was created back in the 1946-47 season. We have put together a complete list of the NBA Champions and the year they won an NBA Championship.

YearNBA Champion
1947Philadelphia Warriors
1948Baltimore Bullets
1949Minneapolis Lakers
1950Minneapolis Lakers
1951Rochester Royals
1952Minneapolis Lakers
1953Minneapolis Lakers
1954Minneapolis Lakers
1955Syracuse Nationals
1956Philadelphia Warriors
1957Boston Celtics
1958St. Louis Hawks
1959Boston Celtics
1960Boston Celtics
1961Boston Celtics
1962Boston Celtics
1963Boston Celtics
1964Boston Celtics
1965Boston Celtics
1966Boston Celtics
1967Philadelphia 76ers
1968Boston Celtics
1969Boston Celtics
1970New York Knicks
1971Milwaukee Bucks
1972Los Angeles Lakers
1973New York Knicks
1974Boston Celtics
1975Golden State Warriors
1976Boston Celtics
1977Portland Trail Blazers
1978Washington Bullets
1979Seattle SuperSonics
1980Los Angeles Lakers
1981Boston Celtics
1982Los Angeles Lakers
1983Philadelphia 76ers
1984Boston Celtics
1985Los Angeles Lakers
1986Boston Celtics
1987Los Angeles Lakers
1988Los Angeles Lakers
1989Detroit Pistons
1990Detroit Pistons
1991Chicago Bulls
1992Chicago Bulls
1993Chicago Bulls
1994Houston Rockets
1995Houston Rockets
1996Chicago Bulls
1997Chicago Bulls
1998Chicago Bulls
1999San Antonio Spurs
2000Los Angeles Lakers
2001Los Angeles Lakers
2002Los Angeles Lakers
2003San Antonio Spurs
2004Detroit Pistons
2005San Antonio Spurs
2006Miami Heat
2007San Antonio Spurs
2008Boston Celtics
2009Los Angeles Lakers
2010Los Angeles Lakers
2011Dallas Mavericks
2012Miami Heat
2013Miami Heat
2014San Antonio Spurs
2015Golden State Warriors
2016Cleveland Cavaliers
2017Golden State Warriors
2018Golden State Warriors
2019Toronto Raptors
2020Los Angeles Lakers
2021Milwaukee Bucks
2022Golden State Warriors

List of NBA Championships and Runners Up

With every NBA Champion there is always a runner up. The following list identifies who won the NBA that season and which team was the runner up. (For clarity –  this is who the Champ beat in the NBA Finals that year.)

YearNBA ChampionRunner-Up
1947Philadelphia WarriorsChicago Stags
1948Baltimore BulletsPhiladelphia Warriors
1949Minneapolis LakersWashington Capitols
1950Minneapolis LakersSyracuse Nationals
1951Rochester RoyalsNew York Knicks
1952Minneapolis LakersNew York Knicks
1953Minneapolis LakersNew York Knicks
1954Minneapolis LakersSyracuse Nationals
1955Syracuse NationalsFort Wayne Pistons
1956Philadelphia WarriorsFort Wayne Pistons
1957Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks
1958St. Louis HawksBoston Celtics
1959Boston CelticsMinneapolis Lakers
1960Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks
1961Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks
1962Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1963Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1964Boston CelticsSan Francisco Warriors
1965Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1966Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1967Philadelphia 76ersSan Francisco Warriors
1968Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1969Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1970New York KnicksLos Angeles Lakers
1971Milwaukee BucksBaltimore Bullets
1972Los Angeles LakersNew York Knicks
1973New York KnicksLos Angeles Lakers
1974Boston CelticsMilwaukee Bucks
1975Golden State WarriorsWashington Bullets
1976Boston CelticsPhoenix Suns
1977Portland Trail BlazersPhiladelphia 76ers
1978Washington BulletsSeattle SuperSonics
1979Seattle SuperSonicsWashington Bullets
1980Los Angeles LakersPhiladelphia 76ers
1981Boston CelticsHouston Rockets
1982Los Angeles LakersPhiladelphia 76ers
1983Philadelphia 76ersLos Angeles Lakers
1984Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1985Los Angeles LakersBoston Celtics
1986Boston CelticsHouston Rockets
1987Los Angeles LakersBoston Celtics
1988Los Angeles LakersDetroit Pistons
1989Detroit PistonsLos Angeles Lakers
1990Detroit PistonsPortland Trail Blazers
1991Chicago BullsLos Angeles Lakers
1992Chicago BullsPortland Trail Blazers
1993Chicago BullsPhoenix Suns
1994Houston RocketsNew York Knicks
1995Houston RocketsOrlando Magic
1996Chicago BullsSeattle SuperSonics
1997Chicago BullsUtah Jazz
1998Chicago BullsUtah Jazz
1999San Antonio SpursNew York Knicks
2000Los Angeles LakersIndiana Pacers
2001Los Angeles LakersPhiladelphia 76ers
2002Los Angeles LakersNew Jersey Nets
2003San Antonio SpursNew Jersey Nets
2004Detroit PistonsLos Angeles Lakers
2005San Antonio SpursDetroit Pistons
2006Miami HeatDallas Mavericks
2007San Antonio SpursCleveland Cavaliers
2008Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
2009Los Angeles LakersOrlando Magic
2010Los Angeles LakersBoston Celtics
2011Dallas MavericksMiami Heat
2012Miami HeatOklahoma City Thunder
2013Miami HeatSan Antonio Spurs
2014San Antonio SpursMiami Heat
2015Golden State WarriorsCleveland Cavaliers
2016Cleveland CavaliersGolden State Warriors
2017Golden State WarriorsCleveland Cavaliers
2018Golden State WarriorsCleveland Cavaliers
2019Toronto RaptorsGolden State Warriors
2020Los Angeles LakersMiami Heat
2021Milwaukee BucksPhoenix Suns
2022Golden State WarriorsBoston Celtics

List of Most NBA Championships

Any NBA fan will want to know which team has won the most NBA Championships. Joint top are the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics who have won 17 championships each. It should be noted that five of the championships won by the Lakers were as the Minneapolis Lakers. The Chicago Bulls are in third place with six championships, which is crazy given the fact their first championship came in 1991 and their last just 8 years later in 1998, that’s the Jordan effect. 

The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs both have five championships each.

NBA TeamsNBA Championships
Los Angeles Lakers17
Boston Celtics17
Chicago Bulls6
Golden State Warriors5
San Antonio Spurs5
Detroit Pistons3
Miami Heat3
Philadelphia Warriors2
Philadelphia 76ers2
New York Knicks2
Milwaukee Bucks2
Houston Rockets2
Baltimore Bullets1
Rochester Royals1
Syracuse Nationals1
St. Louis Hawks1
Portland Trail Blazers1
Washington Bullets1
Seattle SuperSonics1
Dallas Mavericks1
Cleveland Cavaliers1
Toronto Raptors1

List of NBA Champions by Seed

As you are well aware, the NBA season is played out to determine the seeding for an NBA Teams seeding in the playoffs. Below is a list of all the seedings for NBA Championship Teams. (Seeds by conference and not total standing)

YearNBA ChampionSeed
1947Philadelphia Warriors2
1948Baltimore Bullets2
1949Minneapolis Lakers2
1950Minneapolis Lakers1
1951Rochester Royals2
1952Minneapolis Lakers2
1953Minneapolis Lakers1
1954Minneapolis Lakers1
1955Syracuse Nationals1
1956Philadelphia Warriors1
1957Boston Celtics1
1958St. Louis Hawks1
1959Boston Celtics1
1960Boston Celtics1
1961Boston Celtics1
1962Boston Celtics1
1963Boston Celtics1
1964Boston Celtics1
1965Boston Celtics1
1966Boston Celtics2
1967Philadelphia 76ers1
1968Boston Celtics2
1969Boston Celtics4
1970New York Knicks1
1971Milwaukee Bucks1
1972Los Angeles Lakers1
1973New York Knicks2
1974Boston Celtics1
1975Golden State Warriors1
1976Boston Celtics1
1977Portland Trail Blazers3
1978Washington Bullets3
1979Seattle SuperSonics1
1980Los Angeles Lakers1
1981Boston Celtics1
1982Los Angeles Lakers1
1983Philadelphia 76ers1
1984Boston Celtics1
1985Los Angeles Lakers1
1986Boston Celtics1
1987Los Angeles Lakers1
1988Los Angeles Lakers1
1989Detroit Pistons1
1990Detroit Pistons1
1991Chicago Bulls1
1992Chicago Bulls1
1993Chicago Bulls2
1994Houston Rockets2
1995Houston Rockets6
1996Chicago Bulls1
1997Chicago Bulls1
1998Chicago Bulls1
1999San Antonio Spurs1
2000Los Angeles Lakers1
2001Los Angeles Lakers2
2002Los Angeles Lakers3
2003San Antonio Spurs1
2004Detroit Pistons3
2005San Antonio Spurs2
2006Miami Heat2
2007San Antonio Spurs3
2008Boston Celtics1
2009Los Angeles Lakers1
2010Los Angeles Lakers1
2011Dallas Mavericks3
2012Miami Heat2
2013Miami Heat1
2014San Antonio Spurs1
2015Golden State Warriors1
2016Cleveland Cavaliers1
2017Golden State Warriors1
2018Golden State Warriors2
2019Toronto Raptors2
2020Los Angeles Lakers1
2021Milwaukee Bucks3
2022Golden State Warriors3

If you are wondering which seed has generated the most NBA Champions we have the info below!

NBA Playoff SeedAmount of Champions
150
216
38
41
50
61
Total76

The NBA Title has been won by 50 number 1 seeds, 16 #2 seeds and 8 #3 seeds.

Only two titles have been won by a seed outside the top 3. 

The 1969 Boston Celtics with the 4 seed and the lowest seed to ever win the NBA Title, the 1995 Houston Rockets.

Interestingly both the 1969 Celtics and the 1995 Houston Rockets were defending the title.

NBA Champions List Coaches

Winning an NBA championship is a great achievement for a team however, the coaches who lead the teams to the Championships. Below is a list of all the coaches who have won an NBA Championship and the team they coached.

YearNBA ChampionsCoach
1947Philadelphia WarriorsEddie Gottlieb
1948Baltimore BulletsBuddy Jeannette
1949Minneapolis LakersJohn Kundla
1950Minneapolis LakersJohn Kundla
1951Rochester RoyalsLes Harrison
1952Minneapolis LakersJohn Kundla
1953Minneapolis LakersJohn Kundla
1954Minneapolis LakersJohn Kundla
1955Syracuse NationalsAl Cervi
1956Philadelphia WarriorsGeorge Senesky
1957Boston CelticsRed Auerbach
1958St. Louis HawksAlex Hannum
1959Boston CelticsRed Auerbach
1960Boston CelticsRed Auerbach
1961Boston CelticsRed Auerbach
1962Boston CelticsRed Auerbach
1963Boston CelticsRed Auerbach
1964Boston CelticsRed Auerbach
1965Boston CelticsRed Auerbach
1966Boston CelticsRed Auerbach
1967Philadelphia 76ersAlex Hannum
1968Boston CelticsBill Russell
1969Boston CelticsBill Russell
1970New York KnicksRed Holzman
1971Milwaukee BucksLarry Costello
1972Los Angeles LakersBill Sharman
1973New York KnicksRed Holzman
1974Boston CelticsTom Heinsohn
1975Golden State WarriorsAl Attles
1976Boston CelticsTom Heinsohn
1977Portland Trail BlazersJack Ramsay
1978Washington BulletsDick Motta
1979Seattle SuperSonicsLenny Wilkens
1980Los Angeles LakersPaul Westhead
1981Boston CelticsBill Fitch
1982Los Angeles LakersPat Riley
1983Philadelphia 76ersBilly Cunningham
1984Boston CelticsK. C. Jones
1985Los Angeles LakersPat Riley
1986Boston CelticsK. C. Jones
1987Los Angeles LakersPat Riley
1988Los Angeles LakersPat Riley
1989Detroit PistonsChuck Daly
1990Detroit PistonsChuck Daly
1991Chicago BullsPhil Jackson
1992Chicago BullsPhil Jackson
1993Chicago BullsPhil Jackson
1994Houston RocketsRudy Tomjanovich
1995Houston RocketsRudy Tomjanovich
1996Chicago BullsPhil Jackson
1997Chicago BullsPhil Jackson
1998Chicago BullsPhil Jackson
1999San Antonio SpursGregg Popovich
2000Los Angeles LakersPhil Jackson
2001Los Angeles LakersPhil Jackson
2002Los Angeles LakersPhil Jackson
2003San Antonio SpursGregg Popovich
2004Detroit PistonsLarry Brown
2005San Antonio SpursGregg Popovich
2006Miami HeatPat Riley
2007San Antonio SpursGregg Popovich
2008Boston CelticsDoc Rivers
2009Los Angeles LakersPhil Jackson
2010Los Angeles LakersPhil Jackson
2011Dallas MavericksRick Carlisle
2012Miami HeatErik Spoelstra
2013Miami HeatErik Spoelstra
2014San Antonio SpursGregg Popovich
2015Golden State WarriorsSteve Kerr
2016Cleveland CavaliersTyronn Lue
2017Golden State WarriorsSteve Kerr
2018Golden State WarriorsSteve Kerr
2019Toronto RaptorsNick Nurse
2020Los Angeles LakersFrank Vogel
2021Milwaukee BucksMike Budenholzer
2022Golden State WarriorsSteve Kerr

NBA Champion List from 2000

The year 2000 was the start of a new millennium and a changing of the guard in the NBA. With new players such as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James becoming the dominant forces in the NBA. The below table shows the NBA champions since the year 2000.

YearNBA Champion
2000Los Angeles Lakers
2001Los Angeles Lakers
2002Los Angeles Lakers
2003San Antonio Spurs
2004Detroit Pistons
2005San Antonio Spurs
2006Miami Heat
2007San Antonio Spurs
2008Boston Celtics
2009Los Angeles Lakers
2010Los Angeles Lakers
2011Dallas Mavericks
2012Miami Heat
2013Miami Heat
2014San Antonio Spurs
2015Golden State Warriors
2016Cleveland Cavaliers
2017Golden State Warriors
2018Golden State Warriors
2019Toronto Raptors
2020Los Angeles Lakers
2021Milwaukee Bucks
2022Golden State Warriors

List of NBA Champions in the 80s

If you are aware of the history of the NBA, the 1980s were pivotal for the league. At the start of the 1980’s even the NBA Finals were taped by the broadcasters and replayed late at night due to the lack of public interest in the league. However, by the end of the 1980’s the NBA had a huge new audience thanks to the rise of stars like Magic, Bird and later Jordan. You may be wondering which teams won the championships in the 1980’s and changed the league. We have put a list of the NBA champions in the 80’s below.

YearNBA Champion
1980Los Angeles Lakers
1981Boston Celtics
1982Los Angeles Lakers
1983Philadelphia 76ers
1984Boston Celtics
1985Los Angeles Lakers
1986Boston Celtics
1987Los Angeles Lakers
1988Los Angeles Lakers
1989Detroit Pistons

List of the last 25 NBA Champions

YearNBA ChampionConference
1997Chicago BullsEast
1998Chicago BullsEast
1999San Antonio SpursWest
2000Los Angeles LakersWest
2001Los Angeles LakersWest
2002Los Angeles LakersWest
2003San Antonio SpursWest
2004Detroit PistonsEast
2005San Antonio SpursWest
2006Miami HeatEast
2007San Antonio SpursWest
2008Boston CelticsEast
2009Los Angeles LakersWest
2010Los Angeles LakersWest
2011Dallas MavericksWest
2012Miami HeatEast
2013Miami HeatEast
2014San Antonio SpursWest
2015Golden State WarriorsWest
2016Cleveland CavaliersEast
2017Golden State WarriorsWest
2018Golden State WarriorsWest
2019Toronto RaptorsEast
2020Los Angeles LakersWest
2021Milwaukee BucksEast
2022Golden State WarriorsWest

List of the last 5 NBA Champions

YearNBA ChampionConference
2018Golden State WarriorsWest
2019Toronto RaptorsEast
2020Los Angeles LakersWest
2021Milwaukee BucksEast
2022Golden State WarriorsWest

List of Lakers NBA Championships

The following list shows the years that the Los Angeles Lakers have won a championship.

YearNBA Champion
1949Minneapolis Lakers
1950Minneapolis Lakers
1952Minneapolis Lakers
1953Minneapolis Lakers
1954Minneapolis Lakers
1972Los Angeles Lakers
1980Los Angeles Lakers
1982Los Angeles Lakers
1985Los Angeles Lakers
1987Los Angeles Lakers
1988Los Angeles Lakers
2000Los Angeles Lakers
2001Los Angeles Lakers
2002Los Angeles Lakers
2009Los Angeles Lakers
2010Los Angeles Lakers
2020Los Angeles Lakers

History of NBA Finals Matchups

The below list shows the NBA matchups from 1947 up to the present day.

YearNBA ChampionRunner-Up
1947Philadelphia WarriorsChicago Stags
1948Baltimore BulletsPhiladelphia Warriors
1949Minneapolis LakersWashington Capitols
1950Minneapolis LakersSyracuse Nationals
1951Rochester RoyalsNew York Knicks
1952Minneapolis LakersNew York Knicks
1953Minneapolis LakersNew York Knicks
1954Minneapolis LakersSyracuse Nationals
1955Syracuse NationalsFort Wayne Pistons
1956Philadelphia WarriorsFort Wayne Pistons
1957Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks
1958St. Louis HawksBoston Celtics
1959Boston CelticsMinneapolis Lakers
1960Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks
1961Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks
1962Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1963Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1964Boston CelticsSan Francisco Warriors
1965Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1966Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1967Philadelphia 76ersSan Francisco Warriors
1968Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1969Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1970New York KnicksLos Angeles Lakers
1971Milwaukee BucksBaltimore Bullets
1972Los Angeles LakersNew York Knicks
1973New York KnicksLos Angeles Lakers
1974Boston CelticsMilwaukee Bucks
1975Golden State WarriorsWashington Bullets
1976Boston CelticsPhoenix Suns
1977Portland Trail BlazersPhiladelphia 76ers
1978Washington BulletsSeattle SuperSonics
1979Seattle SuperSonicsWashington Bullets
1980Los Angeles LakersPhiladelphia 76ers
1981Boston CelticsHouston Rockets
1982Los Angeles LakersPhiladelphia 76ers
1983Philadelphia 76ersLos Angeles Lakers
1984Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1985Los Angeles LakersBoston Celtics
1986Boston CelticsHouston Rockets
1987Los Angeles LakersBoston Celtics
1988Los Angeles LakersDetroit Pistons
1989Detroit PistonsLos Angeles Lakers
1990Detroit PistonsPortland Trail Blazers
1991Chicago BullsLos Angeles Lakers
1992Chicago BullsPortland Trail Blazers
1993Chicago BullsPhoenix Suns
1994Houston RocketsNew York Knicks
1995Houston RocketsOrlando Magic
1996Chicago BullsSeattle SuperSonics
1997Chicago BullsUtah Jazz
1998Chicago BullsUtah Jazz
1999San Antonio SpursNew York Knicks
2000Los Angeles LakersIndiana Pacers
2001Los Angeles LakersPhiladelphia 76ers
2002Los Angeles LakersNew Jersey Nets
2003San Antonio SpursNew Jersey Nets
2004Detroit PistonsLos Angeles Lakers
2005San Antonio SpursDetroit Pistons
2006Miami HeatDallas Mavericks
2007San Antonio SpursCleveland Cavaliers
2008Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
2009Los Angeles LakersOrlando Magic
2010Los Angeles LakersBoston Celtics
2011Dallas MavericksMiami Heat
2012Miami HeatOklahoma City Thunder
2013Miami HeatSan Antonio Spurs
2014San Antonio SpursMiami Heat
2015Golden State WarriorsCleveland Cavaliers
2016Cleveland CavaliersGolden State Warriors
2017Golden State WarriorsCleveland Cavaliers
2018Golden State WarriorsCleveland Cavaliers
2019Toronto RaptorsGolden State Warriors
2020Los Angeles LakersMiami Heat
2021Milwaukee BucksPhoenix Suns
2022Golden State WarriorsBoston Celtics

List of NBA players with most Championships

Bill Russell has won the most NBA rings with a tally of 11 rings, Sam Jones has 10 NBA Rings, Tom Heinsohn, John Havlicek, K.C Jones and Satch Sanders have 8 rings.

NBA PlayerNumber of NBA Championships
Bill Russell11
Sam Jones10
Satch Sanders8
KC Jones8
John Havlicek8
Tom Heinsohn8
Jim Loscutoff7
Frank Ramsey7
Robert Horry7
Bob Cousy6
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar6
Michael Jordan6
Scottie Pippen6

List of Coaches with most NBA Championships

Below is a list of NBA Coaches with the most championships. 

NBA CoachNumber of NBA Championships
Phil Jackson11
Red Auerbach9
John Kundla5
Pat Riley5
Gregg Popovich5
Steve Kerr4
Alex Hannum2
Bill Russell2
Red Holzman2
Tom Heinsohn2
K. C. Jones2
Chuck Daly2
Rudy Tomjanovich2
Erik Spoelstra2
Eddie Gottlieb1
Buddy Jeannette1
Les Harrison1
Al Cervi1
George Senesky1
Larry Costello1
Bill Sharman1
Al Attles1
Jack Ramsay1
Dick Motta1
Lenny Wilkens1
Paul Westhead1
Bill Fitch1
Billy Cunningham1
Larry Brown1
Doc Rivers1
Rick Carlisle1
Tyronn Lue1
Nick Nurse1
Frank Vogel1
Mike Budenholzer1

List of All NBA Finals MVPs

The first NBA Finals MVP only started being issued in 1969. Below is a list of all NBA Finals MVP to the present day.

YearNBA ChampionFinals MVP
1969Boston CelticsJerry West
1970New York KnicksWillis Reed
1971Milwaukee BucksLew Alcindor
1972Los Angeles LakersWilt Chamberlain
1973New York KnicksWillis Reed
1974Boston CelticsJohn Havlicek
1975Golden State WarriorsRick Barry
1976Boston CelticsJo Jo White
1977Portland Trail BlazersBill Walton
1978Washington BulletsWes Unseld
1979Seattle SuperSonicsDennis Johnson
1980Los Angeles LakersMagic Johnson
1981Boston CelticsCedric Maxwell
1982Los Angeles LakersMagic Johnson
1983Philadelphia 76ersMoses Malone
1984Boston CelticsLarry Bird
1985Los Angeles LakersKareem Abdul-Jabbar
1986Boston CelticsLarry Bird
1987Los Angeles LakersMagic Johnson
1988Los Angeles LakersJames Worthy
1989Detroit PistonsJoe Dumars
1990Detroit PistonsIsiah Thomas
1991Chicago BullsMichael Jordan
1992Chicago BullsMichael Jordan
1993Chicago BullsMichael Jordan
1994Houston RocketsHakeem Olajuwon
1995Houston RocketsHakeem Olajuwon
1996Chicago BullsMichael Jordan
1997Chicago BullsMichael Jordan
1998Chicago BullsMichael Jordan
1999San Antonio SpursTim Duncan
2000Los Angeles LakersShaquille O’Neal
2001Los Angeles LakersShaquille O’Neal
2002Los Angeles LakersShaquille O’Neal
2003San Antonio SpursTim Duncan
2004Detroit PistonsChauncey Billups
2005San Antonio SpursTim Duncan
2006Miami HeatDwyane Wade
2007San Antonio SpursTony Parker
2008Boston CelticsPaul Pierce
2009Los Angeles LakersKobe Bryant
2010Los Angeles LakersKobe Bryant
2011Dallas MavericksDirk Nowitzki
2012Miami HeatLeBron James
2013Miami HeatLeBron James
2014San Antonio SpursKawhi Leonard
2015Golden State WarriorsAndre Iguodala
2016Cleveland CavaliersLeBron James
2017Golden State WarriorsKevin Durant
2018Golden State WarriorsKevin Durant
2019Toronto RaptorsKawhi Leonard
2020Los Angeles LakersLeBron James
2021Milwaukee BucksGiannis Antetokounmpo
2022Golden State WarriorsStephen Curry

List of NBA Teams without Championships

The following teams have not won an NBA Championship between them:

  • Indiana Pacers
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Utah Jazz
  • Phoenix Suns
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • LA Clippers
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Orlando Magic Minnesota Timberwolves.

List of NBA Finals Results

Below is the list of NBA Champions and the results of the series.

YearWestern Conference ChampionNBA Finals ResultEastern Conference Champion
1947Philadelphia Warriors1–4Chicago Stags
1948Baltimore Bullets4–2Philadelphia Warriors
1949Minneapolis Lakers4–2Washington Capitols
1950Minneapolis Lakers4–2Syracuse Nationals
1951Rochester Royals4–3New York Knicks
1952Minneapolis Lakers4–3New York Knicks
1953Minneapolis Lakers4–1New York Knicks
1954Minneapolis Lakers4–3Syracuse Nationals
1955Syracuse Nationals3–4Fort Wayne Pistons
1956Philadelphia Warriors1–4Fort Wayne Pistons
1957Boston Celtics3–4St. Louis Hawks
1958St. Louis Hawks4–2Boston Celtics
1959Boston Celtics0–4Minneapolis Lakers
1960Boston Celtics3–4St. Louis Hawks
1961Boston Celtics1–4St. Louis Hawks
1962Boston Celtics3–4Los Angeles Lakers
1963Boston Celtics2–4Los Angeles Lakers
1964Boston Celtics1–4San Francisco Warriors
1965Boston Celtics1–4Los Angeles Lakers
1966Boston Celtics3–4Los Angeles Lakers
1967Philadelphia 76ers2–4San Francisco Warriors
1968Boston Celtics2–4Los Angeles Lakers
1969Boston Celtics3–4Los Angeles Lakers
1970New York Knicks3–4Los Angeles Lakers
1971Milwaukee Bucks4–0Baltimore Bullets
1972Los Angeles Lakers4–1New York Knicks
1973New York Knicks1–4Los Angeles Lakers
1974Boston Celtics3–4Milwaukee Bucks
1975Golden State Warriors4–0Washington Bullets
1976Boston Celtics2–4Phoenix Suns
1977Portland Trail Blazers4–2Philadelphia 76ers
1978Washington Bullets3–4Seattle SuperSonics
1979Seattle SuperSonics4–1Washington Bullets
1980Los Angeles Lakers4–2Philadelphia 76ers
1981Boston Celtics2–4Houston Rockets
1982Los Angeles Lakers4–2Philadelphia 76ers
1983Philadelphia 76ers0–4Los Angeles Lakers
1984Boston Celtics3–4Los Angeles Lakers
1985Los Angeles Lakers4–2Boston Celtics
1986Boston Celtics2–4Houston Rockets
1987Los Angeles Lakers4–2Boston Celtics
1988Los Angeles Lakers4–3Detroit Pistons
1989Detroit Pistons0–4Los Angeles Lakers
1990Detroit Pistons1–4Portland Trail Blazers
1991Chicago Bulls1–4Los Angeles Lakers
1992Chicago Bulls2–4Portland Trail Blazers
1993Chicago Bulls2–4Phoenix Suns
1994Houston Rockets4–3New York Knicks
1995Houston Rockets4–0Orlando Magic
1996Chicago Bulls2–4Seattle SuperSonics
1997Chicago Bulls2–4Utah Jazz
1998Chicago Bulls2–4Utah Jazz
1999San Antonio Spurs4–1New York Knicks
2000Los Angeles Lakers4–2Indiana Pacers
2001Los Angeles Lakers4–1Philadelphia 76ers
2002Los Angeles Lakers4–0New Jersey Nets
2003San Antonio Spurs4–2New Jersey Nets
2004Detroit Pistons1–4Los Angeles Lakers
2005San Antonio Spurs4–3Detroit Pistons
2006Miami Heat2–4Dallas Mavericks
2007San Antonio Spurs4–0Cleveland Cavaliers
2008Boston Celtics2–4Los Angeles Lakers
2009Los Angeles Lakers4–1Orlando Magic
2010Los Angeles Lakers4–3Boston Celtics
2011Dallas Mavericks4–2Miami Heat
2012Miami Heat1–4Oklahoma City Thunder
2013Miami Heat3–4San Antonio Spurs
2014San Antonio Spurs4–1Miami Heat
2015Golden State Warriors4–2Cleveland Cavaliers
2016Cleveland Cavaliers3–4Golden State Warriors
2017Golden State Warriors4–1Cleveland Cavaliers
2018Golden State Warriors4–0Cleveland Cavaliers
2019Toronto Raptors2–4Golden State Warriors
2020Los Angeles Lakers4–2Miami Heat
2021Milwaukee Bucks2–4Phoenix Suns
2022Golden State Warriors4–2Boston Celtics

List of NBA Finals Sweeps

The following teams have had the unfortunate experience of being swept in the NBA finals.

(Team in bold was swept in the NBA Finals)

1959 Minneapolis Lakers v Boston Celtics

1971 Milwaulke Bucks v Baltimore Bullets

1975 Golden State Warriors v Washington Bullets

1983 Los Angeles Lakers v Philadelphia 76rs

1989 Los Angeles Lakers v Detroit Pistons

1995 Houston Rockets v Orlando Magic

2002 Los Angeles Lakers v New Jersey Nets

2007 San Antonio Spurs v Cleveland Cavaliers

2018 Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers

The Lakers have been swept in the Finals the most times in NBA history, 3 times.

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