National Basketball Association

NBA redirects here, as it's the most common usage of the abbreviation; for more uses, see NBA (disambiguation).

The National Basketball Association of the USA, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional club basketball competition in North America, and undoubtedly the best club basketball competition in the world. Its strength is such that most NBA sides could comfortably account for every national team except the US itself.

The NBA was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America. It adopted the name National Basketball Association in the fall of 1949 after adding several teams from the rival National Basketball League.

The NBA consists of the following teams:

Eastern Conference:
Atlantic Division Boston Celtics Miami Heat New Jersey Nets New York Knicks Orlando Magic Philadelphia 76ers Washington Wizards
Central Division Atlanta Hawks Chicago Bulls Cleveland Cavaliers Detroit Pistons Indiana Pacers Milwaukee Bucks New Orleans Hornets Toronto Raptors
Western Conference:
Midwest Division Dallas Mavericks Denver Nuggets Houston Rockets Memphis Grizzlies Minnesota Timberwolves San Antonio Spurs Utah Jazz
Pacific Division Golden State Warriors (located in Oakland, California) Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns Portland Trail Blazers Sacramento Kings Seattle Supersonics
Future teams Charlotte Bobcats 2004-05

Past Champions:

  • 1946–47 Philadelphia Warriors 4–1 Chicago Stags
  • 1947–48 Baltimore Bullets 4–2 Philadelphia Warriors
  • 1948–49 Minneapolis Lakers 4–2 Washington Capitols
  • 1949–50 Minneapolis Lakers 4–2 Syracuse Nationals
  • 1950–51 Rochester Royals 4–3 New York Knicks
  • 1951–52 Minneapolis Lakers 4–3 New York Knicks
  • 1952–53 Minneapolis Lakers 4–1 New York Knicks
  • 1953–54 Minneapolis Lakers 4–3 Syracuse Nationals
  • 1954–55 Syracuse Nationals 4–3 Ft. Wayne Pistons
  • 1955–56 Philadelphia Warriors 4–1 Ft. Wayne Pistons
  • 1956–57 Boston Celtics 4–3 St. Louis Hawks
  • 1957–58 St. Louis Hawks 4–2 Boston Celtics
  • 1958–59 Boston Celtics 4–0 Minneapolis Lakers
  • 1959–60 Boston Celtics 4–3 St. Louis Hawks
  • 1960–61 Boston Celtics 4–1 St. Louis Hawks
  • 1961–62 Boston Celtics 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1962–63 Boston Celtics 4–2 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1963–64 Boston Celtics 4–1 San Francisco Warriors
  • 1964–65 Boston Celtics 4–1 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1965–66 Boston Celtics 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1966–67 Philadelphia 76ers 4–2 San Francisco Warriors
  • 1967–68 Boston Celtics 4–2 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1968–69 Boston Celtics 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1969–70 New York Knicks 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1970–71 Milwaukee Bucks 4–0 Baltimore Bullets
  • 1971–72 Los Angeles Lakers 4–1 New York Knicks
  • 1972–73 New York Knicks 4–1 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1973–74 Boston Celtics 4–3 Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1974–75 Golden State Warriors 4–0 Washington Bullets
  • 1975–76 Boston Celtics 4–2 Phoenix Suns
  • 1976–77 Portland Trail Blazers 4–2 Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1977–78 Washington Bullets 4–3 Seattle Supersonics
  • 1978–79 Seattle Supersonics 4–1 Washington Bullets
  • 1979–80 Los Angeles Lakers 4–2 Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1980–81 Boston Celtics 4–2 Houston Rockets
  • 1981–82 Los Angeles Lakers 4–2 Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1982–83 Philadelphia 76ers 4–0 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1983–84 Boston Celtics 4–3 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1984–85 Los Angeles Lakers 4–2 Boston Celtics
  • 1985–86 Boston Celtics 4–2 Houston Rockets
  • 1986–87 Los Angeles Lakers 4–2 Boston Celtics
  • 1987–88 Los Angeles Lakers 4–3 Detroit Pistons
  • 1988–89 Detroit Pistons 4–0 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1989–90 Detroit Pistons 4–1 Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1990–91 Chicago Bulls 4–1 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1991–92 Chicago Bulls 4–2 Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1992–93 Chicago Bulls 4–2 Phoenix Suns
  • 1993–94 Houston Rockets 4–3 New York Knicks
  • 1994–95 Houston Rockets 4–0 Orlando Magic
  • 1995–96 Chicago Bulls 4–2 Seattle Supersonics
  • 1996–97 Chicago Bulls 4–2 Utah Jazz
  • 1997–98 Chicago Bulls 4–2 Utah Jazz
  • 1998–99 San Antonio Spurs 4–1 New York Knicks
  • 1999-2000 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Indiana Pacers
  • 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers 4–1 Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2001-02 Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 New Jersey Nets
  • 2002-03 San Antonio Spurs 4-2 New Jersey Nets

Table of contents
1 Defunct NBA Teams
2 NBA Presidents and Commissioners
3 Players
4 See also
5 External Links

Defunct NBA Teams

NBA Presidents and Commissioners

Players

See also

External Links


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