By Nick Browne
It takes a lot of work to be a winner in the NBA. Every franchise sets the goal of winning a championship every season, but there can only be one champ at the season’s end. There are some teams that have had way more success than others when it comes to being champs. These five franchises have won the most titles in NBA history.
Boston Celtics – 17 championships
Surely, most casual sports fans know of the Celtics dominant history. Their slew of championship-winning Hall of Fame players and pedigree is hard to miss. They can thank the likes of Larry Bird, Bill Russell, and Paul Pierce for their plethora of titles.
Los Angeles Lakers – 16 championships
Between their time as both the Milwaukee Lakers and the LA Lakers, these guys just knew how to win throughout their history. Players like Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O’Neal took the Lakers to the highest of heights.
Chicago Bulls – 6 championships
The Bulls won their six titles over two different three-peat periods. From 1990-1993 and again from 1995-1998. They were led by the likes of the greatest player of all time, Michael Jordan, and company.
Golden State Warriors – 5 championships
Some people may be surprised to find the Warriors on this list. They won two of their titles as the Philadelphia Warriors in 1946-47 and 1955-56. Most recently, they’ve won thanks to Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and crew.
San Antonio Spurs – 5 championships
The Spurs have been a fixture at the top of the Western Conference standings and in the playoffs since the late 1990s–all with Greg Popovich at the helm. It began with David Robinson and Tim Duncan and progressed to the Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili teams.
Adriana Albritton is the Founder of A Fit Wellness and the blog FitNAll.com She holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology, certifications in Personal Training & Fitness Nutrition, and has participated nationally with the National Physique Committee in Figure competitions. Adriana is a coauthor in The Better Business Book Volumes 2 & 3 and has a podcast in Spanish, Ponte en Forma y Saludable con Adriana, which is transmitted at Spanish Public Radio.
Adriana was involved in the mental health field over the years. She specialized in forensic populations, treating perpetrators of crime as well as victims. She witnessed the negative effects that an unbalanced mind has on the body and its surrounding environment. Later on, she recognized the awful repercussions that an unbalanced body has on the psyche.
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