In the history of professional basketball games, the Boston Celtics are leading with the greatest number of title wins of any NBA team, with seventeen for its name – the Lakers will follow closely with sixteen. The third-place winners in all-round playoff history, the Chicago Bulls, are lagging behind with just six. Together, the Boston Celtics, with their 17 victories in the final, and the Lakers (formerly Minneapolis, currently Los Angeles), with their 16 victories in the final, have won more than half of the sixty-four league titles of the entire competition – with thirty three in all between them.
The Boston Celtics were the first team to win the Larry O-Brien Championship Trophy under its new name in 1984, after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Los Angeles Lakers have the highest number of wins in the Larry O Trophy Brien Championship. in their name all the teams of the NBA, with eight. The Chicago Bulls follow closely, with six.
The record for the most NBA finals also seems to belong to the Lakers, with 31, followed by the Celtics with 21 appearances in total throughout the history of the championship. The record for most individual games in the NBA finals also belongs to the Los Angeles Lakers, with 89 followed by the Boston Celtics with 77. In third place, the Philadelphia 76ers are far behind those two losses.
In the 1985 NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics set a record-breaking record of 148 points, the highest points total by any team in a single NBA Finals game, in the opening game of the playoffs. playoffs, recalled by fans as "the commemoration of the Day Massacre". . "
The record for most consecutive victories in the NBA Finals also belongs to the Boston Celtics, who won eight consecutive finals between 1959 and 1966. The most frequent matches for the NBA finals were opposed to the Boston Celtics and Lakers from Minneapolis / Los Angeles, who have competed twelve times – the Celtics have won nine and the Lakers three. The Lakers are also in the second and third most frequent NBA finals – having played Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76 six times (wins out of five and one loss) and five times against the New York Knicks (win three and losing two).
During the 1993-1994 season, Hakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets became the only player in NBA history to win the NBA's three major sporting awards, the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, the prize the most valuable NBA finals player and the NBA defensive player. the award of the year all in the same season.
Seven teams have competed in the NBA Finals at least once and have never won the title: the Orlando Magic, New York Nets, Chicago Suns, Dallas Mavericks, New York Pacers. Indiana, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz – This is actually the team that has the distinction of having won the few points in a single game of the NBA Finals, with 54 points earned at the third game against the Chicago Bulls in 1998.
Of the 30 franchises in the NBA, seven teams have never competed in the NBA finals: the Los Angeles Clippers in 40 seasons; the Denver Nuggets, in 34 seasons; the Hornets of New Orleans, in 22 seasons; the Minnesota Timberwolves, in 21 seasons; the Memphis Grizzlies in 12 seasons; the Toronto Raptors, in 15 seasons; and the Charlotte Bobcats, in 6 seasons.