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NBA Champions by Year – Complete List of Winners Since 1947

Boston Celtics has won the most titles in the NBA final with a total of 18 champions surpassing Los Angeles Lakers’ 17 title counts.

On June 17 2024, the Boston Celtics scripted history by winning their 18th NBA title by defeating the Dallas Mavericks 4-1 in the best-of-seven finals. Jayson Tatum played a huge role in the Boston Celtics’s historic win in Boston.

NBA Champions List

All NBA Finals have been played in a best-of-seven format, and are contested between the winners of the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference (formerly Divisions before 1970), except in 1950 when the Eastern Division champion faced the winner between the Western and Central Division champions.

For the first three years, the league was tagged as “Basketball Association of America (BAA)” while in 1950 the name changed to “National Basketball Association (NBA)”.

The winning team of the series received the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, which was awarded since 1977 (between 1947 and 1976 the winning team received the Walter A. Brown Trophy).

Most Consecutive NBA Title Winners

Eight consecutive

  • Boston Celtics (1959–1966)

Three consecutive

  • Minneapolis Lakers (1952–1954)
  • Chicago Bulls (1991–1993)
  • Chicago Bulls (1996–1998)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (2000–2002)

Two consecutive

  • Minneapolis Lakers (1949–1950)
  • Boston Celtics (1968–1969)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (1987–1988)
  • Detroit Pistons (1989–1990)
  • Houston Rockets (1994–1995)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (2009–2010)
  • Miami Heat (2012–2013)
  • Golden State Warriors (2017–2018)

Which team have won the most NBA Titles?

Boston Celtics have won the most NBA Finals in National Basketball Association history. Boston Celtics have won a total of 18 NBA finals so far.

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