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This is a list of all the NBA champions. All NBA Finals have been played in a best-of-seven format, and contested between the winners of the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference (formerly Divisions before 1970), except in 1950 in which the Eastern Division champion faced the winner between the Western and Central Division champions. The winning team of the series receives the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.

The Eastern Conference/Division leads the Western Conference/Division in series won (35–27). The defunct Central Division won one championship. The Boston Celtics and the Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers alone own more than half of the titles, having won a combined 33 of 64 championships.

Champions

National Basketball Association Champions
Season NBA Champions Series Losing Team Most Valuable Player
1947 Philadelphia Warriors logo Philadelphia Warriors Eastern 4–1 Chicago Stags
1948 Defunct Baltimore Bullets logo Baltimore Bullets Western 4–2 Philadelphia Warriors
1949 Minneapolis Lakers logo Minneapolis Lakers Western 4–2 Washington Capitols
1950 Minneapolis Lakers logo Minneapolis Lakers Western 4–2 Syracuse Nationals
1951 Rochester Royals logo Rochester Royals Western 4–3 New York Knicks
1952 Minneapolis Lakers logo Minneapolis Lakers Western 4–3 New York Knicks
1953 Minneapolis Lakers logo Minneapolis Lakers Western 4–1 New York Knicks
1954 Minneapolis Lakers logo Minneapolis Lakers Western 4–3 Syracuse Nationals
1955 Syracuse Nationals logo Syracuse Nationals Eastern 4–13 Fort Wayne Pistons
1956 Philadelphia Warriors logo Philadelphia Warriors Eastern 4–1 Fort Wayne Pistons
1957 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–3 St. Louis Hawks
1958 St.LouisHawksLogo St. Louis Hawks Western 4–2 Boston Celtics
1959 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–0 Minneapolis Lakers
1960 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–3 St. Louis Hawks
1961 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–1 St. Louis Hawks
1962 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers
1963 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–2 Los Angeles Lakers
1964 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–1 San Francisco Warriors
1965 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–1 Los Angeles Lakers
1966 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers
1967 Philadelphia 76ers logo Philadelphia 76ers Eastern 4–2 San Francisco Warriors
1968 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–2 Los Angeles Lakers
1969 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers Jerry West home jersey Lakers Jerry West SG
1970 New York Knicks logo New York Knicks Eastern 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers Willis Reed dark jersey Knicks Willis Reed C
1971 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks Western 4–0 Baltimore Bullets Lew Alcindor C
1972 Los Angeles Lakers logo Los Angeles Lakers Western 4–1 New York Knicks Wilt Chamberlain home jersey Lakers Wilt Chamberlain C
1973 New York Knicks logo New York Knicks Eastern 4–1 Los Angeles Lakers Willis Reed dark jersey Knicks Willis Reed C
1974 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–3 Milwaukee Bucks John Havlicek SF
1975 Golden State Warriors logo Golden State Warriors Western 4–0 Washington Bullets Rick Barry SF
1976 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–2 Phoenix Suns Jo Jo White dark jersey Celtics Jo Jo White PG
1977 Portland Trail Blazers alternate logo Portland Trail Blazers Western 4–2 Philadelphia 76ers Bill Walton C
1978 Washington Wizards Washington Bullets Eastern 4–3 Seattle SuperSonics Wes Unseld C
1979 Seattle Supersonics Primary Logo Seattle SuperSonics Western 4–1 Washington Bullets Dennis Johnson SG
1980 Los Angeles Lakers logo Los Angeles Lakers Western 4–2 Philadelphia 76ers Magic Johnson home jersey Lakers Magic Johnson PG
1981 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–2 Houston Rockets Cedric Maxwell dark jersey Celtics Cedric Maxwell PF
1982 Los Angeles Lakers logo Los Angeles Lakers Western 4–2 Philadelphia 76ers Magic Johnson home jersey Lakers Magic Johnson PG
1983 Philadelphia 76ers logo Philadelphia 76ers Eastern 4–0 Los Angeles Lakers Moses Malone C
1984 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers Larry Bird dark jersey Celtics Larry Bird SF
1985 Los Angeles Lakers logo Los Angeles Lakers Western 4–2 Boston Celtics Kareem Abdul-Jabbar home jersey Lakers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C
1986 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–2 Houston Rockets Larry Bird dark jersey Celtics Larry Bird SF
1987 Los Angeles Lakers logo Los Angeles Lakers Western 4–2 Boston Celtics Magic Johnson home jersey Lakers Magic Johnson PG
1988 Los Angeles Lakers logo Los Angeles Lakers Western 4–3 Detroit Pistons James Worthy home jersey Lakers James Worthy PF
1989 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons Eastern 4–0 Los Angeles Lakers Joe Dumars dark jersey Pistons Joe Dumars SG
1990 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons Eastern 4–1 Portland Trail Blazers Isiah Thomas dark jersey Pistons Isiah Thomas PG
1991 Chicago Bulls logo Chicago Bulls Eastern 4–1 Los Angeles Lakers Michael Jordan dark jersey Bulls Michael Jordan SG
1992 Chicago Bulls logo Chicago Bulls Eastern 4–2 Portland Trail Blazers Michael Jordan dark jersey Bulls Michael Jordan SG
1993 Chicago Bulls logo Chicago Bulls Eastern 4–2 Phoenix Suns Michael Jordan dark jersey Bulls Michael Jordan SG
1994 Houston Rockets alternate logo Houston Rockets Western 4–3 New York Knicks Hakeem Olajuwon dark jersey Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon C
1995 Houston Rockets alternate logo Houston Rockets Western 4–0 Orlando Magic Hakeem Olajuwon dark jersey Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon C
1996 Chicago Bulls logo Chicago Bulls Eastern 4–2 Seattle SuperSonics Michael Jordan dark jersey Bulls Michael Jordan SG
1997 Chicago Bulls logo Chicago Bulls Eastern 4–2 Utah Jazz Michael Jordan dark jersey Bulls Michael Jordan SG
1998 Chicago Bulls logo Chicago Bulls Eastern 4–2 Utah Jazz Michael Jordan dark jersey Bulls Michael Jordan SG
1999 San Antonio Spurs logo San Antonio Spurs Western 4–1 New York Knicks Tim Duncan dark jersey Spurs Tim Duncan PF
2000 Los Angeles Lakers logo Los Angeles Lakers Western 4–2 Indiana Pacers Shaquille O'Neal home jersey Lakers Shaquille O'Neal C
2001 Los Angeles Lakers logo Los Angeles Lakers Western 4–1 Philadelphia 76ers Shaquille O'Neal home jersey Lakers Shaquille O'Neal C
2002 Los Angeles Lakers logo Los Angeles Lakers Western 4–0 New Jersey Nets Shaquille O'Neal home jersey Lakers Shaquille O'Neal C
2003 San Antonio Spurs logo San Antonio Spurs Western 4–2 New Jersey Nets Tim Duncan dark jersey Spurs Tim Duncan PF
2004 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons Eastern 4–1 Los Angeles Lakers Chauncey Billups dark jersey Pistons Chauncey Billups PG
2005 San Antonio Spurs logo San Antonio Spurs Western 4–0 Detroit Pistons Tim Duncan dark jersey Spurs Tim Duncan PF
2006 Miami Heat logo Miami Heat Eastern 4–2 Dallas Mavericks Dwyane Wade dark jersey Heat Dwyane Wade SG
2007 San Antonio Spurs logo San Antonio Spurs Western 4–0 Cleveland Cavaliers Tony Parker dark jersey Spurs Tony Parker PG
2008 Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics Eastern 4–2 Los Angeles Lakers Paul Pierce dark jersey Celtics Paul Pierce SG
2009 Los Angeles Lakers logo Los Angeles Lakers Western 4–1 Orlando Magic Kobe Bryant home jersey Lakers Kobe Bryant SG
2010 Los Angeles Lakers logo Los Angeles Lakers Western 4–3 Boston Celtics Kobe Bryant home jersey Lakers Kobe Bryant SG
2011 Dallas Mavericks logo Dallas Mavericks Western 4–2 Miami Heat Dirk Nowitski home jersey Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki PF
2012 Miami Heat logo Miami Heat Eastern 4–1 Oklahoma City Thunder 48px LeBron James SF
2013 Miami Heat logo Miami Heat Eastern 4–3 San Antonio Spurs 48px LeBron James SF
2014 San Antonio Spurs logo San Antonio Spurs Western 4–1 Miami Heat Kawhi Leonard SF
2015 Golden State Warriors logo Golden State Warriors Western 4–2 Cleveland Cavaliers Andre Iguodala SF
2016 ClevelandCavaliersLogo Cleveland Cavaliers Eastern 4–3 Golden State Warriors LeBron James SF

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