NBA Finals history

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