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NBA Champions List: Know every NBA Champion Since 1947

The National Basketball League is one of the most competitive sports leagues in the world. It is a yearly tournament, and each team plays a total of 82 matches to make it to the postseason and then the NBA Finals to win the championship. It all began in 1947 when the league was founded, and currently, the 78th edition of the NBA is happening. So, let’s take a look at the NBA Champions Winners List to find out every winner of the league.

NBA Champions List

From 1947-1949

Year Champion Score Runners-up
1947 Golden State Warriors 4-1 Chicago Stags
1948 Baltimore Bullets 4-2 Golden State Warriors
1949 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Washington Capitols

 

From 1950-1960

Year Champion Score Runners-up
1950 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Syracuse Nationals
1951 Rochester Royals 4-3 New York Knicks
1952 Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 New York Knicks
1953 Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 New York Knicks
1954 Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 Syracuse Nationals
1955 Syracuse Nationals 4-3 Fort Wayne Pistons
1956 Golden State Warriors 4-1 Fort Wayne Pistons
1957 Boston Celtics 4-3 St. Louis Hawks
1958 St. Louis Hawks 4-2 Boston Celtics
1959 Boston Celtics 4-0 Los Angeles Lakers
1960 Boston Celtics 4-3 St. Louis Hawks

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From 1961-1970

Year Champions Score Runner-ups
1961 Boston Celtics 4-1 St. Louis Hawks
1962 Boston Celtics 4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
1963 Boston Celtics 4-2 Los Angeles Lakers
1964 Boston Celtics 4-1 San Francisco Warriors
1965 Boston Celtics 4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
1966 Boston Celtics 4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
1967 Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 San Francisco Warriors
1968 Boston Celtics 4-2 Los Angeles Lakers
1969 Boston Celtics 4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
1970 New York Knicks 4-3 Los Angeles Lakers

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From 1971-1980

Year Champion Score Runners-up
1971 Milwaukee Bucks 4-0 Baltimore Bullets
1972 Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 New York Knicks
1973 New York Knicks 4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
1974 Boston Celtics 4-3 Milwaukee Bucks
1975 Golden State Warriors 4-0 Washington Bullets
1976 Boston Celtics 4-2 Phoenix Suns
1977 Portland Trail Blazers 4-2 Philadelphia 76ers
1978 Washington Bullets 4-3 Seattle Supersonics
1979 Seattle SuperSonics 4-1 Washington Bullets
1980 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Philadelphia 76ers

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From 1981-1990

Year Champion Score Runners-up
1981 Boston Celtics 4-2 Houston Rockets
1982 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Philadelphia 76ers
1983 Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 Los Angeles Lakers
1984 Boston Celtics 4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
1985 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Boston Celtics
1986 Boston Celtics 4-2 Houston Rockets
1987 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Boston Celtics
1988 Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 Detroit Pistons
1989 Detroit Pistons 4-0 Los Angeles Lakers
1990 Detroit Pistons 4-1 Portland Trail Blazers

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From 1991-2000

Year Champion Score Runners-up
1991 Chicago Bulls 4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
1992 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Portland Trail Blazers
1993 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Phoenix Suns
1994 Houston Rockets 4-3 New York Knicks
1995 Houston Rockets 4-0 Orlando Magic
1996 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Seattle SuperSonics
1997 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Utah Jazz
1998 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Utah Jazz
1999 San Antonio Spurs 4-1 New York Knicks
2000 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Indiana Pacers

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From 2001-2010

Year Champion Score Runners-up
2001 Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 Philadelphia 76ers
2002 Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 New Jersey Nets
2003 San Antonio Spurs 4-2 New Jersey Nets
2004 Detroit Pistons 4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
2005 San Antonio Spurs 4-3 Detroit Pistons
2006 Miami Heat 4-2 Dallas Mavericks
2007 San Antonio Spurs 4-0 Cleveland Cavaliers
2008 Boston Celtics 4-2 Los Angeles Lakers
2009 Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 Orlando Magic
2010 Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 Boston Celtics

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NBA Champions List from 2011-2023

Year Champion Score Runners-up
2011 Dallas Mavericks 4-2 Miami Heat
2012 Miami Heat 4-1 Oklahoma City Thunder
2013 Miami Heat 4-3 San Antonio Spurs
2014 San Antonio Spurs 4-1 Miami Heat
2015 Golden State Warriors 4-2 Cleveland Cavaliers
2016 Cleveland Cavaliers 4-3 Golden State Warriors
2017 Golden State Warriors 4-1 Cleveland Cavaliers
2018 Golden State Warriors 4-0 Cleveland Cavaliers
2019 Toronto Raptors 4-2 Golden States Warriors
2020 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Miami Heat
2021 Milwaukee Bucks 4-2 Phoenix Suns
2022 Golden State Warriors 4-2 Boston Celtics
2023 Denver Nuggets 4-1 Miami Heat

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