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The Miami Heat won their second championship in their 24-season history, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Season Champion Opponent Result Finals MVP
2011-12 Miami Heat Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1 LeBron James
2010-11 Dallas Mavericks Miami Heat 4-2 Dirk Nowitzki
2009-10 Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics 4-3 Kobe Bryant
2008-09 Los Angeles Lakers Orlando Magic 4-1 Kobe Bryant
2007-08 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Paul Pierce
2006-07 San Antonio Spurs Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 Tony Parker
2005-06 Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks 4-2 Dwyane Wade
2004-05 San Antonio Spurs Detroit Pistons 4-3 Tim Duncan
2003-04 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 Chauncey Billups
2002-03 San Antonio Spurs New Jersey Nets 4-2 Tim Duncan
2001-02 Los Angeles Lakers New Jersey Nets 4-0 Shaquille O'Neal
2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 Shaquille O'Neal
1999-00 Los Angeles Lakers Indiana Pacers 4-2 Shaquille O'Neal
1998-99 San Antonio Spurs New York Knicks 4-1 Tim Duncan
1997-98 Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz 4-2 Michael Jordan
1996-97 Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz 4-2 Michael Jordan
1995-96 Chicago Bulls Seattle SuperSonics 4-2 Michael Jordan
1994-95 Houston Rockets Orlando Magic 4-0 Hakeem Olajuwon
1993-94 Houston Rockets New York Knicks 4-3 Hakeem Olajuwon
1992-93 Chicago Bulls Phoenix Suns 4-2 Michael Jordan
1991-92 Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers 4-2 Michael Jordan
1990-91 Chicago Bulls Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 Michael Jordan
1989-90 Detroit Pistons Portland Trail Blazers 4-1 Isiah Thomas
1988-89 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 Joe Dumars
1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers Detroit Pistons 4-3 James Worthy
1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics 4-2 Magic Johnson
1985-86 Boston Celtics Houston Rockets 4-2 Larry Bird
1984-85 Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics 4-2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1983-84 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 Larry Bird
1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 Moses Malone
1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 Magic Johnson
1980-81 Boston Celtics Houston Rockets 4-2 Cedric Maxwell
1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 Magic Johnson
1978-79 Seattle SuperSonics Washington Bullets 4-1 Dennis Johnson
1977-78 Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonics 4-3 Wes Unseld
1976-77 Portland Trail Blazers Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 Bill Walton
1975-76 Boston Celtics Phoenix Suns 4-2 Jo Jo White
1974-75 Golden State Warriors Washington Bullets 4-0 Rick Barry
1973-74 Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks 4-3 John Havlicek
1972-73 New York Knicks Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 Willis Reed
1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers New York Knicks 4-1 Wilt Chamberlain
1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks Washington Bullets 4-0 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1969-70 New York Knicks Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 Willis Reed
1968-69 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 Jerry West
1967-68 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-2  
1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers San Francisco Warriors 4-2  
1965-66 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-3  
1964-65 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-1  
1963-64 Boston Celtics San Francisco Warriors 4-1  
1962-63 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-2  
1961-62 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-3  
1960-61 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks 4-1
1959-60 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks 4-3
1958-59 Boston Celtics Minneapolis Lakers 4-0
1957-58 St. Louis Hawks Boston Celtics 4-2
1956-57 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks 4-3
1955-56 Philadelphia Warriors Fort Wayne Pistons 4-1
1954-55 Syracuse Nationals Fort Wayne Pistons 4-3
1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers Syracuse Nationals 4-3
1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers New York Knicks 4-1
1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers New York Knicks 4-3
1950-51 Rochester Royals New York Knicks 4-3
1949-50 Minneapolis Lakers Syracuse Nationals 4-2
1948-49 Minneapolis Lakers Washington Capitols 4-2
1947-48 Baltimore Bullets Philadelphia Warriors 4-2
1946-47 Philadelphia Warriors Chicago Stags 4-1

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