These teams were NBA champions. The NBA Finals is best of seven series, though it regularly doesn't come down to the seventh game.

  1. 1947 - Philadelphia Warriors (4–1)
  2. 1948 - Baltimore Bullets (4–2)
  3. 1949 - Minneapolis Lakers (4–2)
  4. 1950 - Minneapolis Lakers (4–2)
  5. 1951 - Rochester Royals (4–3)
  6. 1952 - Minneapolis Lakers (4–3)
  7. 1953 - Minneapolis Lakers (4–1)
  8. 1954 - Minneapolis Lakers (4–3)
  9. 1955 - Syracuse Nationals (4–3)
  10. 1956 - Philadelphia Warriors (4–1)
  11. 1957 - Boston Celtics (4–3)
  12. 1958 - St. Louis Hawks (4–2)
  13. 1959 - Boston Celtics (4–0)
  14. 1960 - Boston Celtics (4–3)
  15. 1961 - Boston Celtics (4–1)
  16. 1962 - Boston Celtics (4–3)
  17. 1963 - Boston Celtics (4–2)
  18. 1964 - Boston Celtics (4–1)
  19. 1965 - Boston Celtics (4–1)
  20. 1966 - Boston Celtics (4–3)
  21. 1967 - Philadelphia 76ers (4–2)
  22. 1968 - Boston Celtics (4–2)
  23. 1969 - Boston Celtics (4–3)
  24. 1970 - New York Knickerbockers (4–3)
  25. 1971 - Milwaukee Bucks (4–0)
  26. 1972 - Los Angeles Lakers (4–1)
  27. 1973 - New York Knickerbockers (4–1)
  28. 1974 - Boston Celtics (4–3)
  29. 1975 - Golden State Warriors (4–0)
  30. 1976 - Boston Celtics (4–2)
  31. 1977 - Portland Trail Blazers (4–2)
  32. 1978 - Washington Bullets (4–3)
  33. 1979 - Seattle SuperSonics (4–1)
  34. 1980 - Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
  35. 1981 - Boston Celtics (4–2)
  36. 1982 - Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
  37. 1983 - Philadelphia 76ers (4–0)
  38. 1984 - Boston Celtics (4–3)
  39. 1985 - Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
  40. 1986 - Boston Celtics (4–2)
  41. 1987 - Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
  42. 1988 - Los Angeles Lakers (4–3)
  43. 1989 - Detroit Pistons (4–0)
  44. 1990 - Detroit Pistons (4–1)
  45. 1991 - Chicago Bulls (4–1)
  46. 1992 - Chicago Bulls (4–2)
  47. 1993 - Chicago Bulls (4–2)
  48. 1994 - Houston Rockets (4–3)
  49. 1995 - Houston Rockets (4–0)
  50. 1996 - Chicago Bulls (4–2)
  51. 1997 - Chicago Bulls (4–2)
  52. 1998 - Chicago Bulls (4–2)
  53. 1999 - San Antonio Spurs (4–1)
  54. 2000 - Los Angeles Lakers (4–2)
  55. 2001 - Los Angeles Lakers (4–1)
  56. 2002 - Los Angeles Lakers (4–0)
  57. 2003 - San Antonio Spurs (4–2)
  58. 2004 - Detroit Pistons (4–1)
  59. 2005 - San Antonio Spurs (4–3)
  60. 2006 - Miami Heat (4–2)