Check out this list of the NBA teams who have won the most championships. Includes years won and total number of championships.
The Boston Celtics have won the most NBA championships with 17 wins. The Los Angeles Lakers are in second place with 16 wins, followed by the Golden State Warriors with 3 wins.
The Boston Celtics have the most championships in NBA history, with 17 total. They’ve won the playoffs a record 21 times, and have made the Finals an incredible 34 times. The next closest team is the Los Angeles Lakers, who have 16 championships.
The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers are two of the most successful teams in NBA history. They have won a combined 33 championships, and their rivalry is one of the most well-known in all of sports.
The two teams have met in the Finals 12 times, with the Celtics winning nine of those series. The most recent meeting was in 2010, when the Lakers won in seven games.
The rivalry between the Celtics and the Lakers is often referred to as the “Battle of the Titans.”
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league’s Western Conference in the Pacific Division. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, having won 17 NBA championships.
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 NBA championships, their last being in 2010.
Throughout their history, the Lakers have been involved in numerous rivalries. Some of their local rivals include the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks, and the Sacramento Kings. On a national scale, they have rivalries with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. The Warriors have won three NBA championships, four Western Conference championships, and one NBA Finals MVP award.
The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. Founded in 1946 in Philadelphia, the Warriors relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962 and took the city’s name, before changing its geographic moniker to Golden State in 1971. They play their home games at the Chase Center.
The Warriors have reached nine NBA Finals, winning five NBA championships in 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, and 2017. With five championships, the Warriors are tied with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs for fourth-most NBA titles among active franchises. The Warriors won their inaugural championship in 1947 as one of the charter members of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which was renamed to the NBA after merging with its rival National Basketball League (NBL) eight years later. In 1956, the Warriors played in Western Division finals against Elgin Baylor and Bob Pettit’s St. Louis Hawks series going to a seventh and deciding game, which they lost 109–101
Baylor and Pettit would later lead their own teams to NBA titles in 1958 and 1959 respectively; Pettit’s Hawks were defeated by Bill Russell’s Celtics in six games during that year’s Finals while Baylor was injured and did not participate in his team’s victory over the Celtics four months later. In 1975, after losing star player Rick Barry to free agency after eight seasons with the organization, fiberglass manufacturer Franklin Mieuli purchased a 24% interest in the team for $3 million dollars from co-owners Newton Calvert and Robert Schmertz; Mieuli would later purchase an additional 32% stake two years later for $4 million dollars becoming majority owner of the then-struggling franchise
Under head coach Al Attles, The Warriors compiled a then-league record 15–0 start en route to an eventual 44–38 season finish., which was good enough for second place behind division rivals Los Angeles Lakers who finished first at 47–35. In the post-season, Golden State faced fellow division rivals San Diego Rockets led by head coach Alex Hannum; despite losing game one on their home court by just two points 114–112 thanks to 37 points from Rick Barry
The Warriors went on win three straight games on their way to sweeping Hannum’s Rockets 4–0 en route to advancing into the Western Division Finals where they faced Wilt Chamberlain’s Lakers once again. After losing game one 105–94 on Los Angeles’ home courtGolden State evened up the series with a 108–103 victory at The Arena in Oakland as rookie forward Alfonso Smith scored 22 points off bench while backcourt mate Butch Beard added 19 more; however L.A. would win games three 112–102 and four 109–103 giving them a commanding 3–1 lead overAttles’ squad heading back north into Oakland for game five
The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers have had a rivalry dating back to the 2014-2015 NBA season. The two teams have met in the NBA Finals in three consecutive seasons, with the Warriors winning in 2015 and 2017 and the Cavaliers winning in 2016.