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 Lost||Finals Played||Championship years|
|1||Los Angeles Lakers||17||15||32||1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2020|
|2||Boston Celtics||17||4||21||1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008|
|3||Golden State Warriors||7||5||12||1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2022|
|4||Chicago Bulls||6||0||6||1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998|
|5||San Antonio Spurs||5||1||6||1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014|
|6||Philadelphia 76ers||3||6||9||1955, 1967, 1983|
|7||Detroit Pistons||3||4||7||1989, 1990, 2004|
|8||Miami Heat||3||4||7||2006, 2012, 2013|
|9||New York Knicks||2||6||8||1970, 1973|
|10||Houston Rockets||2||2||4||1994, 1995|
|14||Oklahoma City Thunder||1||3||4||1979|
|15||Portland Trail Blazers||1||2||3||1977|
|16||Milwaukee Bucks||2||1||3||1971, 2021|
|30||Los Angeles Clippers||0||0||0|
|33||New Orleans Pelicans||0||0||0|
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.