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National Basketball Association Champions

The National Basketball Association was originally the Basketball Association of America. It took its current name in 1949 when it merged with the National Basketball League.

Year Eastern ConferenceWestern ConferenceWinner (Series)
1947 Philadelphia Warriors Chicago Stags Philadelphia Warriors (4–1)
1948 Philadelphia Warriors Baltimore Bullets Baltimore Bullets (4–2)
1949 Washington CapitolsMinneapolis Lakers Minneapolis Lakers (4–2)
1950 Syracuse NationalsMinneapolis Lakers Minneapolis Lakers (4–2)
1951 New York KnickerbockersRochester RoyalsRochester Royals (4–3)
1952 New York KnickerbockersMinneapolis Lakers Minneapolis Lakers (4–3)
1953 New York KnickerbockersMinneapolis Lakers Minneapolis Lakers (4–1)
1954 Syracuse NationalsMinneapolis Lakers Minneapolis Lakers (4–3)
1955 Syracuse NationalsFt. Wayne Pistons Syracuse Nationals (4–3)
1956 Philadelphia Warriors Ft. Wayne Pistons Philadelphia Warriors (4–1)
1957 Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks Boston Celtics (4–3)
1958 Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks St. Louis Hawks (4–2)
1959 Boston CelticsMinneapolis Lakers Boston Celtics (4–0)
1960 Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks Boston Celtics (4–3)
1961 Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks Boston Celtics (4–1)
1962 Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–3)
1963 Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–2)
1964 Boston CelticsSan Francisco Warriors Boston Celtics (4–1)
1965 Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–1)
1966 Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–3)
1967 Philadelphia 76ers San Francisco Warriors Philadelphia 76ers (4–2)
1968 Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–2)
1969 Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–3)
1970 New York KnickerbockersLos Angeles Lakers New York Knickerbockers (4–3)
1971 Baltimore BulletsMilwaukee BucksMilwaukee Bucks (4–0)
1972 New York KnickerbockersLos Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–1)
1973 New York KnickerbockersLos Angeles Lakers New York Knickerbockers (4–1)
1974 Boston CelticsMilwaukee BucksBoston Celtics (4–3)
1975 Washington BulletsGolden State Warriors Golden State Warriors (4–0)
1976 Boston CelticsPhoenix SunsBoston Celtics (4–2)
1977 Philadelphia 76ersPortland Trail BlazersPortland Trail Blazers (4–2)
1978 Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonicsWashington Bullets (4–3)
1979 Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonicsSeattle SuperSonics (4–1)
1980 Philadelphia 76ersLos Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
1981 Boston CelticsHouston RocketsBoston Celtics (4–2)
1982 Philadelphia 76ersLos Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
1983 Philadelphia 76ersLos Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers (4–0)
1984 Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–3)
1985 Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
1986 Boston CelticsHouston RocketsBoston Celtics (4–2)
1987 Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
1988 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–3)
1989 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles LakersDetroit Pistons (4–0)
1990 Detroit Pistons Portland Trail BlazersDetroit Pistons (4–1)
1991 Chicago BullsLos Angeles LakersChicago Bulls (4–1)
1992 Chicago BullsPortland Trail BlazersChicago Bulls (4–2)
1993 Chicago BullsPhoenix SunsChicago Bulls (4–2)
1994 New York KnickerbockersHouston RocketsHouston Rockets (4–3)
1995 Orlando MagicHouston RocketsHouston Rockets (4–0)
1996Chicago BullsSeattle SuperSonicsChicago Bulls (4–2)
1997Chicago BullsUtah JazzChicago Bulls (4–2)
1998Chicago BullsUtah JazzChicago Bulls (4–2)
1999New York KnickerbockersSan Antonio SpursSan Antonio Spurs (4–1)
2000Indiana PacersLos Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers (4–2)
2001Philadelphia 76ersLos Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers (4–1)
2002New Jersey NetsLos Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers (4–0)
2003New Jersey NetsSan Antonio SpursSan Antonio Spurs (4–2)
2004Detroit PistonsLos Angeles LakersDetroit Pistons (4–1)
2005Detroit PistonsSan Antonio SpursSan Antonio Spurs (4–3)
2006Miami HeatDallas MavericksMiami Heat (4–2)
2007San Antonio SpursCleveland CavaliersSan Antonio Spurs (4–0)
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