In the midst of the 75-year history of the NBA Finals now, do you know how many teams have won league titles? How many trophies has your team won or how many times has the team not been kind enough to climb to the top? come with Qualifying matches that we show here a summary of the winners of the best basketball league in the world.
It is important to note here that the titles the NBA is considering are from the BAA, a league that had three seasons and lasted from 1946 to 1949, when it merged with the NBL (National Basketball League), a league that generally had teams from. small towns. , becoming today’s NBA (National Basketball Association). The NBA considers its establishment as a BAA extension rather than a BAA-NBL merger.
The titles also do not include those of the ABA (American Basketball Association), a league that existed between 1967 and 1976, when it joined the NBA, and exposed basketball heroes such as Julius Erving, George Gervin, Artis Gilmore, Moses Malone, among of others.
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Boston Celtics (17 titles)
The great NBA winner along with the Los Angeles Lakers and owner of the largest fan base here in Brazil, Boston Celtics dominated basketball from North America in the 60s, when they focused more on their titles, including something that is still unique. in the league, eight consecutive cups. won between 1959 and 1966. Prior to that, the Celtics had one title in 1957 and then another in 1969, winning the league until the early 1970s with 11 trophies. of that business.
Since then, there have been six “only” titles in nearly 50 years. In the 1970s, Boston won in 1974 and 1976 under John Havlicek and Don Nelson. During the Larry Bird era, still with Robert Parrish and Kevin McHale, the team won the title three times, in 1981, 1984 and 1986, with two Los Angeles Lakers winners in 1985 and 1987.
From 1987 to the present, Boston has been experiencing a deep sea of names. The team reached two finals in 2008 and 2010, both against the eternal Lakers’ opponents, winning 2008 (Paul Pierce as MVP Final) and losing 2010. In 2022, the generation of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown arrived. again with great determination, but he did not oppose the Golden State Warriors.
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Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers (17 titles)
Unlike the Celtics, who focus more on their titles in the 60s, the Lakers “distribute” their titles well over the decades, demonstrating their dominance within the league.
Still like the Minneapolis Lakers, the team won five trophies up to the 60s: in 1949, still in BAA, 1950, 1952, 1953 and 1954, with highlights George Mikan, Jim Pollard and Slater Martin. After 18 years without a trophy in the 1960s, the Lakers won their first title as the Los Angeles Lakers in 1972, the only title of that decade, under Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich and Jerry West, all with retired jerseys and Franchise jerseys.
After another eight years, the Lakers dominated the 1980s with “Showtime,” led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Michael Cooper. Between 1980 and 1989, the Lakers missed out on the finals only in 1981 and 1986, earning five trophies (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988) and three winners (1983, 1984) in 1989. competition with the Celtics, if any three finals out of two, and two wins for the Lakers.
Zeroed in the 90s (just one Chicago Bulls winner Michael Jordan in 1991), the Lakers had third titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002 with both Shaquille O’Neal – Kobe Bryant (Shaq as MVP of the finals). three) and two championships in 2009 and 2010 with two sons Kobe Bryant – Pau Gasol (Kobe as both MVP).
In 2020, along with LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers returned to the top with won the crown closing the title with the Celtics.
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Philadelphia / San Francisco / Golden State Warriors (7 titles)
The Warriors Franchise has been Golden State since 1971 and has won four titles since then. Four of them came recently, in 2015, 2017, 2018 and now in 2022, with a generation of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, who even had Kevin Durant in two wins. The first of these series was in 1975, in a team led by Rick Barry (retired shirt and franchise) and Jamaal Wilkes, who also starred in the “Showtime Lakers”.
The other two Warriors titles came in 1947, still with the BAA, and in 1956, both as a Philadelphia team. Joe Fulks, on the 1947 team, and Paul Arizin, Tom Gola, and Neil Johnston, on the 1956 team, are well-known players who are inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
In this new era since 2010, Warriors of Curry and the company reached five consecutive finals, winning the three mentioned in the first paragraph and losing in 2016 to the Cleveland Cavaliers, after a historic campaign in the regular season, with 73 wins, and in 2019 , now for Toronto Raptors. In 2022, after a short break, Golden State defeated the Boston Celtics in a major decision. The Franchise is now the third NBA champion.
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Chicago Bulls (6 names)
The Chicago Bulls’ history of the title comes from a magical team led by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson. Jordan joined the team in 1984 and shone as an individual in the league, but still failed to take the team to the next level. With the arrival of players Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant, in 1987, the team began planning its title line.
Under Phil Jackson, the team clashed with the Detroit Pistons in the 1988 qualifiers, the semi-finals, the 1989 and 1990 conference finals, before finally beating the Bad Boys in the 1991 conference finals, and winning their first NBA ring. after the victory against the Los Angeles Lakers. In the next two seasons, the Bulls dominated with two other titles, over the Portland Trail Blazers (1992) and Phoenix Suns (1993). It was three MVP finals for Jordan followed by his announcement that he would give up basketball to live his father’s baseball dream.
Returning to the NBA in 1995, MJ led Chicago to three other championships between 1996 and 1998 (one against Seattle SuperSonics and two against Utah Jazz), and the MVP Finals in all three wins. After 1998, the team disbanded and the team went through six consecutive seasons without even reaching the qualifying stage, thus returning some significance when Derrick Rose arrived in 2008. Since then, the farthest team to arrive last season has been in 2011, when he lost . Miami Heat conference finals.
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San Antonio Spurs (5 titles)
If the Bulls’ titles could be combined with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson, those of the Spurs could be shortened by figures from Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan. The two played together from 1997 to 2016, when Duncan retired, and won titles in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014, with Timmy as the MVP of the Finals three times.
In addition to the support, one of the best players in history, the team was, in many of these campaigns, the foundation also formed by Tony Parker and Manu Ginóbili. In the final Texans title, in 2014, Kawhi Leonard, champion and MVP of the Raptors finals in 2019, in his third season in the NBA at the age of 22, scored LeBron James like no one else in the final against the Miami Heat. and grab the MVP.final award.
Popovich and San Antonio ‘performances are interesting and historic, as the team had 22 consecutive qualifying seasons (between 1998 and 2019), with six finals being played (the second winner in 2013 with a Heat loss) and five titles.
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Pistons of Detroit
Citizens of Syracuse / Philadelphia 76ers
New York Knicks
Seattle SuperSonics / Oklahoma City Thunder
Baltimore / Washington Bullets / Washington Wizards
Portland Trail Blazers
St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks
Rochester / Cincinnati Royals / Kansas City / Sacramento Kings
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In search of the first crown: 11 teams
More than a third of the teams in the current NBA have not tasted the victory of the NBA. They are: Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte Hornets, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies.
Of those 11, six have never played in the league final: Clippers, Hornets, Nuggets, Timberwolves, Pelicans and Grizzlies.
Of the remaining five, the Pacers were the second-time winners once, in 2000, when they lost to the Lakers, with Jazz, Nets and Magic two runners-up twice. The Suns, who have now lost to the Bucks, were second only three times.
Prior to 2021, The Suns advanced to the league finals in 1976 and 1993, losing twice, 4-2. In 76, the team was led by Paul Westphal, who died this year from brain cancer, and ended up losing. The Celtics, when in ’93, led by Charles Barkley, Dan Majerle and Kevin Johnson, the team was still another victim of the Jordan’s Bulls.
Led by John Stockton and Karl Malone, Jazz lost two consecutive seasons for the Bulls, in 1997 and 1998, the same situation as the Nets, who, while in New Jersey and led by Jason Kidd, lost the final in 2002 and. 2003, for the Lakers and Spurs, respectively. The Magic, founded in 1989, was lost in 1995, by Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway, to the Houston Rockets, and in 2009, led by Dwight Howard, to the Los Angeles Lakers.
* Updated June 17, 2022 at 11:53 p.m.