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NBA Championships by team: Teams with most titles

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The NBA is currently in full flow during its 72nd season of existence. Talent levels around the league have probably never been higher, although a lot of people would question the distribution of elite players around the league and whether the current roster construction of the best teams is in line with what hurdles players of yesteryear had to face.


Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors: The championship rin
Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors: The championship ring

Nevertheless, the 82-game grind that the regular season is establishes which teams will be the biggest contenders during the playoffs with a pretty high degree of accuracy, and with over a third of the season finished, there are a lot of fresh questions about whether the Warriors are really de facto going to win it all in a few months, securing their dynastic status for good.

As a franchise, the Warriors have won 6 championships through their history in the league. How many teams have more trophies than them? Read on to find out:

Teams with 1 championship

The Rochester Royals (1950-51), St. Louis Hawks (1957-58), Milwaukee Bucks (1970-71), Portland Trail Blazers(1976-77), Washington Bullets (1977-78), Seattle SuperSonics (1978-79), Dallas Mavericks (2010-11) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (2015-16) are the only teams to have won one NBA championship each.

The Royals have since moved to Sacramento and rebranded as the Kings, the Hawks moved from St. Louis to Atlanta, the Bullets are now the Wizards and the Sonics were moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City as the franchise now known as the Thunder (the NBA credits Sonics history to the Thunder, but the franchise itself does not acknowledge it as yet).

With the passage of time and the addition of teams, it has become easier for older franchises to post a good record due to tanking and the presence of expansion teams.

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