The NBA has been around for many years, and as we prepare to close out the 75th season and enter the 76th, we are looking at some of the most successful teams in the league. For many years we’ve had teams that have dominated the league, winning multiple titles back-to-back.
These teams are usually at the top of the pile when it comes to picks & predictions, and for years, they had the best players that have dominated the league. Some of these teams even have multiple eras, where different groups did some of the finest jobs for the franchise. Undoubtedly, the NBA has seen some of the greatest actions over the years.
With that said, multiple teams have won multiple NBA championships. However, some stand out among others when it comes to winning the championship. These teams have won 5+ titles and counting, and they remain some of the best teams in the league to date.
Without wasting time, let’s look at some of the best NBA teams with the most NBA championship trophies since the league started in 1946.
Top of the list is the LA Lakers, arguably the biggest franchise in the NBA today, and for the many years that they’ve been in the league, they’ve been dominant. Surprisingly, the team didn’t enter the league until 1947, a year after the NBA started, and since then, they’ve won 17 NBA titles and counting.
We’ve seen multiple LA Lakers dynasties, with one of the most effective starting when Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were drafted. Johnson ran the show in the Western Conference, and he went on to become one of the first superstars in the league. His physique was an incredible advantage, and he used it well.
Another great era for the Lakers was when they signed Kobe Bryant, who in 10 years helped the Lakers win five championships before retiring. We’ve also seen other eras, and we expect the team to keep dominating well into the future because LA Lakers would always find a superstar to carry on the legacy.
Arguably the most successful team in NBA history. They were the first to win 17 championships, although they’ve been in the league since its inception. The Celtics have had multiple dominant eras, and one of their greatest rivals is the LA Lakers team. These two have gone head-to-head on many occasions.
Boston’s domination started when they got Bill Russell in 1956. The team won eight consecutive championships during that time, and overall, they got 11 NBA championships with Russell on the team. Boston got two of those 11 with Russell as player-coach. It is still the most dominating era in Basketball history.
After Russell, another dominating force in Boston history was when they got Larry Bird; although he didn’t break the Russell record, Bird is arguably the most famous Celtic player. This is especially because of the Johnson-Bird rivalry that saw the league push into the fame era with more sponsorship.
The Lakers and the Celtics dominated the NBA for many decades. But the 90s brought another boss into the fray, and they were from the Eastern Conference. The Chicago Bulls have been struggling to win the NBA Championship, and the signing of Micheal Jordan pushed the team into its most glorious era in the league.
Although they didn’t win any title from the first few years that he played for the team between 1984 and 1990, Jordan is one of the key reasons Chicago Bulls are on this list. For many years, the Bulls were getting dominated by the Celtics in the Eastern Conference.
In the end, they won the 1991 championship, marking the start of one of the greatest eras in the NBA with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen at the helm.
The Warriors from the Golden State find their way into the list of the all-time most successful teams, thanks to their most recent era with Steph Curry. The team has been around since 1946, and for many years, they’ve struggled to lay claim to the championship title, even though they won the first-ever NBA title in 1947.
The team underwent name changes between 1946 to 1971, starting with Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco Warriors before becoming the Golden State Warriors in 1971. After their first title, they won the second nine years later, the third 19 years later, and the fourth 30 years later, thanks to Curry.
And after that, they won in 2015 along with back-to-back wins in 2017 and 2018. As they’re already in the final of the 75th season, we might see them clinch their seventh title and fourth in less than ten years, solidifying the Steph Curry era in the Golden State Warriors history.
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