National Basketball Association Champions

National Basketball Association Champions
notes: the National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded for the 1947 season as the Basketball Association of America (BAA); BAA merged with National Basketball League (NBL) for 1950 season, forming NBA; all BAA statistics and champions carried over to NBA; all NBL statistics and champions remained independent; all champions decided by playoff format; seasons listed by years in which they finished even though seasons generally span two calendar years
1947 Philadelphia Warriors
1948 Baltimore Bullets
1949 Minneapolis Lakers
1950 Minneapolis Lakers
1951 Rochester Royals
1952 Minneapolis Lakers
1953 Minneapolis Lakers
1954 Minneapolis Lakers
1955 Syracuse Nationals
1956 Philadelphia Warriors
1957 Boston Celtics
1958 St Louis Hawks
1959 Boston Celtics
1960 Boston Celtics
1961 Boston Celtics
1962 Boston Celtics
1963 Boston Celtics
1964 Boston Celtics
1965 Boston Celtics
1966 Boston Celtics
1967 Philadelphia 76ers
1968 Boston Celtics
1969 Boston Celtics
1970 New York Knickerbockers
1971 Milwaukee Bucks
1972 Los Angeles Lakers
1973 New York Knickerbockers
1974 Boston Celtics
1975 Golden State Warriors
1976 Boston Celtics
1977 Portland Trail Blazers
1978 Washington Bullets
1979 Seattle Supersonics
1980 Los Angeles Lakers
1981 Boston Celtics
1982 Los Angeles Lakers
1983 Philadelphia 76ers
1984 Boston Celtics
1985 Los Angeles Lakers
1986 Boston Celtics
1987 Los Angeles Lakers
1988 Los Angeles Lakers
1989 Detroit Pistons
1990 Detroit Pistons
1991 Chicago Bulls
1992 Chicago Bulls
1993 Chicago Bulls
1994 Houston Rockets
1995 Houston Rockets
1996 Chicago Bulls
1997 Chicago Bulls
1998 Chicago Bulls
1999 San Antonio Spurs
2000 Los Angeles Lakers
2001 Los Angeles Lakers
2002 Los Angeles Lakers
2003 San Antonio Spurs
2004 Detroit Pistons
2005 San Antonio Spurs
2006 Miami Heat
2007 San Antonio Spurs
2008 Boston Celtics
2009 Los Angeles Lakers
2010 Los Angeles Lakers
2011 Dallas Mavericks
2012 Miami Heat
2013 Miami Heat
2014 San Antonio Spurs
2015 Golden State Warriors
2016 Cleveland Cavaliers
2017 Golden State Warriors
Total Championships by Club (71 total)
1. Boston Celtics 17
2. Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers 16
3. Chicago Bulls 6
4. San Antonio Spurs 5
  Philadelphia/Golden State Warriors 5
6. Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers 3
  Detroit Pistons 3
  Miami Heat 3
9. New York Knickerbockers 2
  Houston Rockets 2
11. Baltimore Bullets 1
  Rochester Royals 1
  St Louis Hawks 1
  Milwaukee Bucks 1
  Portland Trail Blazers 1
  Washington Bullets 1
  Seattle Supersonics 1
  Dallas Mavericks 1
  Cleveland Cavaliers 1
Consecutive Championships
1. Boston Celtics 1959-1966 8
2. Minneapolis Lakers 1952-1954 3
  Chicago Bulls 1991-1993 3
  Chicago Bulls 1996-1998 3
  Los Angeles Lakers 2000-2002 3
6. Minneapolis Lakers 1949-1950 2
  Boston Celtics 1968-1969 2
  Los Angeles Lakers 1987-1988 2
  Detroit Pistons 1989-1990 2
  Houston Rockets 1994-1995 2
  Los Angeles Lakers 2009-2010 2
  Miami Heat 2012-2013 2