This year yet again we witnessed some spine-tingling matches and thrilling performances by our favorite players in the NBA championship . It was full of surprises-the biggest being- Toronto raptors scooping their first ever NBA title. This historic win of Toronto Raptors over the Golden Warriors was celebrated by the people of Toronto by parading on the streets and enjoying the victory. This year proved to be lucky for Toronto raptors but there are many other teams that play remarkably well and have bagged quite a lot of NBA titles over the years. In this list, we have ranked the most successful NBA teams ever.
Here are the 10 most successful NBA teams ever based on the titles won.
10. Cleveland Cavaliers
Winning only one NBA title Cleveland Cavaliers have had a very interesting history. The early years for Cleveland Cavaliers were very difficult. During their initial years they had to face the losing streak a couple of times until LeBron James joined the team in 2003. He led the team to the NBA finals in 2007 for the first time after winning the Eastern Conference championship. However, in 2010 James joined Miami Heat and as a result Cavaliers came last in the conference of 2010-2011 season. LeBron James returned to the Cavs in 2014 and led the team to four straight NBA Finals appearances. In 2016, the Cavaliers won their first NBA title, marking Cleveland’s first major sports title since 1964.
9. Houston Rockets
1994-95 and 1993-94 were the golden years for Houston Rockets, when they won NBA titles. They are one of the most consistent teams of NBA. Featuring the world’s best centers Elvin Hayes, Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon Houston had a rich history. Moses Malone and Calvin Murphy are another big names who has played for the rockets.
8. Philadelphia 76ers
Winning 3 NBA titles in 1982-83, 1966-67 and 1954-55, Philadelphia 76ers is another great team. They are one of the oldest franchises in NBA. Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain and Charles Barkley are one of the finest players to have played for 76ers and helped them in winning championships.
7. Miami Heat
Winning 3 NBA championships in 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2005-06, Miami heat are the most successful recent NBA expansion teams. Under the leadership of Pat Riley Miami had some of the best basketball players. The duo Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal led the heat to win its first ever NBA title in 2006.They had their most prosperous years when LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined the heat. With Wade, James and Bosh Miami went to three NBA team finals and won two of them. They have won a total of 3 NBA titles and earned themselves a place among most successful NBA teams.