Basketball NBA Teams Most Rings

Basketball NBA Teams Most Rings

The NBA Finals is a seven-game series between the eastern and western conference champions at the end of the NBA postseason. The winner of the NBA Finals is declared the NBA Champion for that season and is awarded the Larry O’Brien Trophy, as well as a coveted championship ring. Many teams have won multiple times, but which has the most NBA Championship rings?

Currently, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are tied for the most NBA Championship rings at 17 each.

The Boston Celtics won in 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, and 2008.

The Los Angeles Lakers won in 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, and 2020.


Teams With Most NBA Rings

TeamChampionships
Boston Celtics17
Los Angeles Lakers17
Golden State Warriors7
Chicago Bulls6
San Antonio Spurs 5
Detroit Pistons 3
Philadelphia 76ers3
Miami Heat3
New York Knicks2
Houston Rockets2
Milwaukee Bucks2
Atlanta Hawks1
Washington Wizards1
Oklahoma City Thunder1
Sacramento Kings1
Cleveland Cavaliers1
Portland Trailblazers1
Dallas Mavericks1
Toronto Raptors1

FAQ

Who has the most rings in the NBA right now?

There are currently five active players who are tied for the most NBA Championship rings with four. They are LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala. Among coaches, Steve Kerr has won five rings as a player and four as a coach, giving him a total of nine NBA Championship rings. He won rings as a player with the Chicago Bulls (1996-1998) and the San Antonio Spurs (1999, 2003), and also as a coach for the Golden State Warriors (2015, 2017, 2018, 2022).

Which team has the most NBA rings?

Both the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have each won 17 championships, tying the franchises for the most NBA Championship rings all-time. The Boston Celtics won in 1957, eight in a row from 1959-1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, and 2008. The Los Angeles Lakers won in 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, and 2020.

What is the oldest NBA team without a ring?

The oldest NBA team without a ring is the Phoenix Suns, who have been in existence since 1968 but have yet to win an NBA title. It is important to note that this does not include older teams who won ABA titles back before officially joining the NBA, such as the Indiana Pacers and the Brooklyn Nets. In recent years they have come close, reaching the 2021 NBA Finals, however they have yet to win it all. This may come as a surprise, considering the Suns have featured all-time great players like Steve Nash, Chris Paul, and Shaquille O’Neal, but this is a major testament to the concept that it takes more than a star player to win it all in the NBA.