NBA Teams with the Most Championships

Which NBA Team has the most championships? Check out the list of franchises with multiple championships

Larry Bird e Magic Johnson

Which NBA team has the most championships? After the most winning players, get ready for a journey through the history of the world’s most famous basketball league to find out which teams have lifted the Larry O’Brian Trophy the most times.

With the victory in the 2021/22 championship, the Golden State Warriors secured their seventh NBA title in their history. However, which team has won the most NBA titles?

Let’s embark on a journey through the history of the world’s most renowned basketball championship to discover the most decorated NBA team and the complete ranking of NBA teams with the most championship rings.

And if, in the end, your craving for titles remains unsatisfied, here is the ranking of NBA players with the most championships and the most successful NBA coaches in the history of American basketball.

NBA Team with the most Championships

By winning the 2019-2020 NBA Championship, the Los Angeles Lakers joined the Boston Celtics as the only two teams with 17 titles. It was the 32nd trip to the NBA Finals for the Lakers.

The Lakers are the franchise that played the most Finals and one of the most represented franchises if we think about the best teams in the history of the league. Suffice it to say that 25 of their players were inducted in the Hall Of Fame and 4 won the MVP award (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal e Kobe Bryant).

The Celtics were the NBA’s winningest team from 1963 to 2019. This long-lasting record is due in large part to the Celtics Dynasty, a group of players who dominated the NBA from 1957 to 1969, winning an impressive 11 titles in 13 seasons, including eight in a row. The main man of this legendary team was Bill Russell, the player with the most NBA titles and one of the best rebounders ever.

The Lakers of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant and the Celtics of Bob Cousy, Bill Russell and Larry Bird are among the best teams ever, and rightfully so.

List of NBA franchises with multiple championships

Finals LostFinals PlayedChampionship years
1Los Angeles Lakers1715321949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2020
2Boston Celtics174211957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008
3Golden State Warriors75121947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2022
4Chicago Bulls6061991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998
5San Antonio Spurs5161999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014
6Philadelphia 76ers3691955, 1967, 1983
7Detroit Pistons3471989, 1990, 2004
8Miami Heat3472006, 2012, 2013
9New York Knicks2681970, 1973
10Houston Rockets2241994, 1995
11Cleveland Cavaliers1452016
12Atlanta Hawks1341958
13Washington Wizards1341978
14Oklahoma City Thunder1341979
15Portland Trail Blazers1231977
16Milwaukee Bucks2131971, 2021
17Dallas Mavericks1122011
18Baltimore Bullets*1011948
19Sacramento Kings1011951
20Toronto Raptors1012019
21Denver Nuggets1012023
22Phoenix Suns022
23Utah Jazz022
24Brooklyn Nets022
25Orlando Magic022
26Chicago Stags*011
27Washington Capitols*011
28Indiana Pacers011
29Charlotte Hornets000
30Los Angeles Clippers000
31Memphis Grizzlies000
32Minnesota Timberwolves000
33New Orleans Pelicans000

NBA Teams that never won a Championship

Among the NBA’s least winning franchises we find historic teams and big names that have never been able to find their way to victory.

The teams that never won an NBA title are 10: Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz.

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