Complete List Of NBA Champions By Year: Find Out Which Teams And Players Have Won Most

Get to know the complete list of NBA champions by year. Find out which NBA teams and NBA players have claimed the title throughout history.

Oindrila Chowdhury
Written by Oindrila Chowdhury , Writer
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 | 08:31 PM IST | 74K
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Complete list of NBA champions featuring the winning teams and players.

The NBA Champions are the winners of the National Basketball Association's final playoff series. The championship series is called the NBA Finals, and it's a best-of-seven-game series between the winners of the Eastern and Western Conferences.

Here’s the whole list Of NBA champions since 1949:

1949: Minneapolis Lakers defeated Washington Capitols.

1950: Minneapolis Lakers defeated Syracuse Nationals

1951: Rochester Royals defeated New York Knicks

1952: Minneapolis Lakers defeated New York Knicks

1953: Minneapolis Lakers defeated New York Knicks

1954: Minneapolis Lakers defeated Syracuse Nationals

1955: Syracuse Nationals defeated Fort Wayne Pistons

1956: Philadelphia Warriors defeated Fort Wayne Pistons

1957: St. Louis Hawks defeated Boston Celtics

1958: St. Louis Hawks defeated Boston Celtics

1959: Boston Celtics defeated Minneapolis Lakers

1960: Boston Celtics defeated St. Louis Hawks

1961: Boston Celtics defeated St. Louis Hawks

1962: Boston Celtics defeated Los Angeles Lakers

1963: Boston Celtics defeated Los Angeles Lakers

1964: Boston Celtics defeated San Francisco Warriors

1965: Boston Celtics defeated Los Angeles Lakers

1966: Boston Celtics defeated Los Angeles Lakers

1967: Philadelphia 76ers defeated San Francisco Warriors

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1968: Boston Celtics defeated Los Angeles Lakers

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1969: Boston Celtics defeated Los Angeles Lakers

1970: New York Knicks defeated Los Angeles Lakers

1971: Milwaukee Bucks defeated Baltimore Bullets

1972: Los Angeles Lakers defeated New York Knicks

1973: New York Knicks defeated Los Angeles Lakers

1974: Boston Celtics defeated Milwaukee Bucks

1975: Golden State Warriors defeated Washington Bullets

1976: Boston Celtics defeated Phoenix Suns

1977: Portland Trail Blazers defeated Philadelphia 76ers

1978: Washington Bullets defeated Seattle SuperSonics

1979: Seattle SuperSonics defeated Washington Bullets

1980: Los Angeles Lakers defeated Philadelphia 76ers

1981: Boston Celtics defeated Houston Rockets

1982: Los Angeles Lakers defeated Philadelphia 76ers

1983: Philadelphia 76ers defeated Los Angeles Lakers

1984: Boston Celtics defeated Los Angeles Lakers

1985: Los Angeles Lakers defeated Boston Celtics

1986: Boston Celtics defeated Houston Rockets

1987: Los Angeles Lakers defeated Boston Celtics

1988: Los Angeles Lakers defeated Detroit Pistons

1989: Detroit Pistons defeated Los Angeles Lakers

1990: Detroit Pistons defeated Portland Trail Blazers

1991: Chicago Bulls defeated Los Angeles Lakers

1992: Chicago Bulls defeated Portland Trail Blazers

1993: Chicago Bulls defeated Phoenix Suns

1994: Houston Rockets defeated New York Knicks

1995: Houston Rockets defeated Orlando Magic

1996: Chicago Bulls defeated Seattle SuperSonics

1997: Chicago Bulls defeated Utah Jazz

1998: Chicago Bulls defeated Utah Jazz

1999: San Antonio Spurs defeated New York Knicks

2000: Los Angeles Lakers defeated Indiana Pacers

2001: Los Angeles Lakers defeated Philadelphia 76ers

2002: Los Angeles Lakers defeated New Jersey Nets

2003: San Antonio Spurs defeated New Jersey Nets

2004: Detroit Pistons defeated Los Angeles Lakers

2005: San Antonio Spurs defeated Detroit Pistons

2006: Miami Heat defeated Dallas Mavericks

2007: San Antonio Spurs defeated Cleveland Cavaliers

2008: Boston Celtics defeated Los Angeles Lakers

2009: Los Angeles Lakers defeated Orlando Magic

2010: Los Angeles Lakers defeated Boston Celtics

2011: Dallas Mavericks defeated Miami Heat

2012: Miami Heat defeated Oklahoma City Thunder

2013: Miami Heat defeated San Antonio Spurs

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2014: San Antonio Spurs defeated Miami Heat

2015: Golden State Warriors defeated Cleveland Cavaliers

2016: Cleveland Cavaliers defeated Golden State Warriors

2017: Golden State Warriors defeated Cleveland Cavaliers

2018: Golden State Warriors defeated Cleveland Cavaliers

2019: Toronto Raptors defeated Golden State Warriors

2020: Los Angeles Lakers defeated Miami Heat

2021: Milwaukee Bucks defeated Phoenix Suns

2022: Golden State Warriors defeated Boston Celtics

2023: Denver Nuggets defeated Miami Heat


NBA Teams Having Most Championships

 

  • Los Angeles Lakers: 17 NBA Championships
  • Boston Celtics: 17 NBA Championships
  • Golden State Warriors: 7 NBA Championships
  • Chicago Bulls: 6 NBA Championships
  • San Antonio Spurs: 5 NBA Championships
  • Miami Heat: 3 NBA Championships
  • Detroit Pistons: 3 NBA Championships

 

NBA Players Having Most Championships

 

11 Championship Titles:

Bill Russell - Boston Celtics (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969)

 

10 Championship Titles:

Sam Jones - Boston Celtics (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969)

 

8 Championship Titles:

  • Tom Heinsohn - Boston Celtics (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965)
  • K. C. Jones - Boston Celtics (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966)
  • Satch Sanders - Boston Celtics (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969)
  • John Havlicek - Boston Celtics (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976)

 

7 Championship Titles:

  • Jim Loscutoff - Boston Celtics (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964)
  • Frank Ramsey - Boston Celtics (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964)
  • Robert Horry - Houston Rockets (1994, 1995); Los Angeles Lakers (2000, 2001, 2002); San Antonio Spurs (2005, 2007)

 

6 Championship Titles:

  • Bob Cousy - Boston Celtics (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963)
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Milwaukee Bucks (1971); Los Angeles Lakers (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
  • Michael Jordan - Chicago Bulls (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Scottie Pippen- Chicago Bulls (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)

 

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5 Championship Titles:

  • George Mikan: Minneapolis Lakers (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954)
  • Jim Pollard: Minneapolis Lakers (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954)
  • Slater Martin: Minneapolis Lakers (1950, 1952, 1953, 1954) and St. Louis Hawks (1958)
  • Larry Siegfried: Boston Celtics (1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969)
  • Don Nelson: Boston Celtics (1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976)
  • Michael Cooper: Los Angeles Lakers (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
  • Magic Johnson: Los Angeles Lakers (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
  • Dennis Rodman: Detroit Pistons (1989, 1990) and Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Ron Harper: Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998) and Los Angeles Lakers (2000, 2001)
  • Steve Kerr: Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998) and San Antonio Spurs (1999, 2003)
  • Kobe Bryant: Los Angeles Lakers (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010)
  • Derek Fisher: Los Angeles Lakers (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010)
  • Tim Duncan: San Antonio Spurs (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)

 

4 Championship Titles:

  • Vern Mikkelsen: Minneapolis Lakers (1950, 1952, 1953, 1954)
  • Frank Saul: Minneapolis Lakers (1952, 1953, 1954) and Rochester Royals (1951)
  • Bill Sharman: Boston Celtics (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961)
  • Gene Guarilia: Boston Celtics (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963)
  • Jamaal Wilkes: Golden State Warriors (1975) and Los Angeles Lakers (1980, 1982, 1985)
  • Kurt Rambis: Los Angeles Lakers (1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
  • Robert Parish: Boston Celtics (1981, 1984, 1986) and Chicago Bulls (1997)
  • Will Perdue: Chicago Bulls (1991, 1992, 1993) and San Antonio Spurs (1999)
  • John Salley: Detroit Pistons (1989, 1990), Chicago Bulls (1996), and Los Angeles Lakers (2000)
  • Horace Grant: Chicago Bulls (1991, 1992, 1993) and Los Angeles Lakers (2001)
  • Shaquille O'Neal: Los Angeles Lakers (2000, 2001, 2002) and Miami Heat (2006)
  • Manu Ginóbili: San Antonio Spurs (2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)
  • Tony Parker: San Antonio Spurs (2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)

 

3 Championship Titles:

  • LeBron James: Miami Heat (2012, 2013), Cleveland Cavaliers (2016), and Los Angeles Lakers (2020)
  • Stephen Curry: Golden State Warriors (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Klay Thompson:  Golden State Warriors (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Draymond Green:  Golden State Warriors (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Andre Iguodala:  Golden State Warriors (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Bob Harrison: Minneapolis Lakers (1950, 1952, 1953)
  • Whitey Skoog: Minneapolis Lakers (1952, 1953, 1954)
  • Gene Conley: Boston Celtics (1959, 1960, 1961)
  • Clyde Lovellette: Minneapolis Lakers (1954) and Boston Celtics (1963, 1964)
  • Willie Naulls: Boston Celtics (1964, 1965, 1966)
  • Paul Silas: Boston Celtics (1974, 1976) and Seattle SuperSonics (1979)
  • Mitch Kupchak: Washington Bullets (1978) and Los Angeles Lakers (1982, 1985)
  • Dennis Johnson: Seattle SuperSonics (1979) and Boston Celtics (1984, 1986)
  • Larry Bird: Boston Celtics (1981, 1984, 1986)
  • Kevin McHale: Boston Celtics (1981, 1984, 1986)
  • Byron Scott: Los Angeles Lakers (1985, 1987, 1988)
  • James Worthy: Los Angeles Lakers (1985, 1987, 1988)
  • Gerald Henderson: Boston Celtics (1981, 1984) and Detroit Pistons (1990)
  • B. J. Armstrong: Chicago Bulls (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • James Edwards: Detroit Pistons (1989, 1990) and Chicago Bulls (1996)
  • Randy Brown: Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Jud Buechler: Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Toni Kukoč: Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Luc Longley: Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Dickey Simpkins: Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Bill Wennington: Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Mario Elie: Houston Rockets (1994, 1995) and San Antonio Spurs (1999)
  • A.C. Green: Los Angeles Lakers (1987, 1988, 2000)
  • Rick Fox: Los Angeles Lakers (2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Devean George:  Los Angeles Lakers (2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Brian Shaw:  Los Angeles Lakers (2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Bruce Bowen: San Antonio Spurs (2003, 2005, 2007)
  • Sam Cassell: Houston Rockets (1994, 1995) and Boston Celtics (2008)
  • Udonis Haslem: Miami Heat (2006, 2012, 2013)
  • Dwyane Wade: Miami Heat (2006, 2012, 2013)
  • James Jones: Miami Heat (2012, 2013) and Cleveland Cavaliers (2016)
  • Shaun Livingston: Golden State Warriors (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Patrick McCaw: Golden State Warriors (2015, 2017, 2018)
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