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 Conference Western Conference Winner (Series)
1947 Philadelphia Warriors Chicago Stags Philadelphia Warriors (4–1)
1948 Philadelphia Warriors Baltimore Bullets Baltimore Bullets (4–2)
1949 Washington Capitols Minneapolis Lakers Minneapolis Lakers (4–2)
1950 Syracuse Nationals Minneapolis Lakers Minneapolis Lakers (4–2)
1951 New York Knickerbockers Rochester Royals Rochester Royals (4–3)
1952 New York Knickerbockers Minneapolis Lakers Minneapolis Lakers (4–3)
1953 New York Knickerbockers Minneapolis Lakers Minneapolis Lakers (4–1)
1954 Syracuse Nationals Minneapolis Lakers Minneapolis Lakers (4–3)
1955 Syracuse Nationals Ft. Wayne Pistons Syracuse Nationals (4–3)
1956 Philadelphia Warriors Ft. Wayne Pistons Philadelphia Warriors (4–1)
1957 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks Boston Celtics (4–3)
1958 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks St. Louis Hawks (4–2)
1959 Boston Celtics Minneapolis Lakers Boston Celtics (4–0)
1960 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks Boston Celtics (4–3)
1961 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks Boston Celtics (4–1)
1962 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–3)
1963 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–2)
1964 Boston Celtics San Francisco Warriors Boston Celtics (4–1)
1965 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–1)
1966 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–3)
1967 Philadelphia 76ers San Francisco Warriors Philadelphia 76ers (4–2)
1968 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–2)
1969 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–3)
1970 New York Knickerbockers Los Angeles Lakers New York Knickerbockers (4–3)
1971 Baltimore Bullets Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks (4–0)
1972 New York Knickerbockers Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–1)
1973 New York Knickerbockers Los Angeles Lakers New York Knickerbockers (4–1)
1974 Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks Boston Celtics (4–3)
1975 Washington Bullets Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors (4–0)
1976 Boston Celtics Phoenix Suns Boston Celtics (4–2)
1977 Philadelphia 76ers Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers (4–2)
1978 Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonics Washington Bullets (4–3)
1979 Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonics Seattle SuperSonics (4–1)
1980 Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
1981 Boston Celtics Houston Rockets Boston Celtics (4–2)
1982 Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
1983 Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers (4–0)
1984 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics (4–3)
1985 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
1986 Boston Celtics Houston Rockets Boston Celtics (4–2)
1987 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
1988 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–3)
1989 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers Detroit Pistons (4–0)
1990 Detroit Pistons Portland Trail Blazers Detroit Pistons (4–1)
1991 Chicago Bulls Los Angeles Lakers Chicago Bulls (4–1)
1992 Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers Chicago Bulls (4–2)
1993 Chicago Bulls Phoenix Suns Chicago Bulls (4–2)
1994 New York Knickerbockers Houston Rockets Houston Rockets (4–3)
1995 Orlando Magic Houston Rockets Houston Rockets (4–0)
1996 Chicago Bulls Seattle SuperSonics Chicago Bulls (4–2)
1997 Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz Chicago Bulls (4–2)
1998 Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz Chicago Bulls (4–2)
1999 New York Knickerbockers San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs (4–1)
2000 Indiana Pacers Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
2001 Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–1)
2002 New Jersey Nets Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers (4–0)
2003 New Jersey Nets San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs (4–2)
2004 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers Detroit Pistons (4–1)
2005 Detroit Pistons San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs (4–3)
2006 Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks Miami Heat (4–2)
2007 San Antonio Spurs Cleveland Cavaliers San Antonio Spurs (4–0)
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