Top Ten Best NBA Franchises

The Top Ten
1 Los Angeles Lakers The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division.

Head coach: Frank Vogel

Arena/Stadium: Staples Center

NBA championships: 2020, 2010, 2009, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1988, 1987, 1985, 1982, 1980, 1972, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1950,... read more

I am a Lakers fan, and even after putting any kind of bias aside, I can say that the Lakers are definitely the best franchise throughout the history of the NBA. The Lakers are currently tied with the Celtics for the most championships (and will likely overlap them), and have the most Finals appearances. A great number of legendary players have worn the purple and gold, such as George Mikan, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Anthony Davis. No matter what changes occur in the NBA, one thing is always a constant: the Lakers' brand of excellence.

This franchise just keeps on having superstar and in almost every era this franchise always seem to be a great challenge against other teams. Well, we talking about the greatest and this franchise has the most number of great players in the NBA.

2 Boston Celtics The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They are specifically known for honing infamous players such as Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Paul Pierce, and more. They are also known for having the most championships in NBA History, with 17 total.

Were talking all time not just before the 70's the celtics have 17 finals wins (the most wins recorded by an NBA team just so you know) we had Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Kevin Garnett, Robert Parish, Kevin Mchale, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, Danny Ainge, Ray Allen, Nate Archibald, Rajon Rondo, Tom Heinsohn, Dennis Johnson, Jo Jo White, Sam Jones, Dave Cowens, and the list still goes on. On top of all that we a shove the fact that we won 9 finals in a row down your throat LAKERS!

Most championships. Lakers "fans" don't count the championships before the 70's because the Celtics beat the Lakers year after year. 6 Celtics championships against the Lakers during the 60's.

Celtics the best franchise ever. I don't care what Lakers fans say. Celtics crush Lakers in all time head to head matchup. Celtics won 9 of the 12 finals matchups against the Lakers.

3 San Antonio Spurs The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.

Tim Duncan is a boss. Back to back MVP awards with 3 finals MVP awards along with with all NBA team and all defensive team honors makes him the most consistent player in the NBA. Not to mention names like David Robinson and George Gervin.

The spurs are the most underrated and most consistent team in the nba of all time. We were at the playoffs for over 2 decades and won over 50 games each season 20 times. We had the best coach of all time and broke the streak of the Kobe/Shaq championship streak

Even though the Spurs may not have another ring to top Chicago or Golden State, but they sure do have an identity in winning as they are the most winningest team in basketball, and all sports history. That is something to not be ignored.

4 Chicago Bulls The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division. Arena/Stadium: United Center Head coach: Fred Hoiberg Mascot: Benny the Bull NBA championships: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1993, 1992, 1991 Did you know: The Chicago Bulls have the eighth-highest all-time NBA regular season win-loss record percentage (.522) among all current NBA teams.

Even though my team is the Knicks I gotta say the bulls in the 90's were the best basketball team ever... Jordan, Pippen, Rodman were no joke... commin from a Knicks fan

The bulls wouldn't be the team they are if it weren't for Jordan and pippen in my opinion

5 Philadelphia 76ers The Philadelphia 76ers are an American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

This is where they deserve to be people think they are the worst team in history. When they're team hasn't won a championship yet. They also forget Wilt,Malone,and Dr. J. I do agree that they're not the best now but all time they're up there.

Similar to other teams on the list, an amazing history, but have struggled to get another ring. Many of their current players are one trick ponies, I mean Simmons can't shoot, and Embid went 0/17 a few months ago.

Dr. J, Wilt Chamberloan, Moses Malone, Charles Barkely, Allen Iverson. Two Sixers teams are consider top 10 NBA teams all time. This franchise has been down for a while and is prime for a comeback.

6 Detroit Pistons The Detroit Pistons are an American professional basketball team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Pistons compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division.

Should've won '88 finals.Bad Boyz took it in '89 and '90. Was the only team considered to have been able to stop MJ. Dominated Eastern conference in the 2000s and won it all in '04 too. Overall has held one of the greatest defensive teams of all time...say no more

To the knicks fan below the pistons have more titles all time than you! The bad boys won back to back and equaled your championship total themselves

7 Golden State Warriors The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in San Francisco. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Arena/Stadium: Chase Center

Head coach: Steve Kerr

NBA championships: 2018, 2017, 2015, 1975, 1956, 1947

Owners: Joseph... read more

The latest great dynasty in basketball, but losing Curry and Thomson to injury, and Durant to the Nets really hurt. Draymond Green went from hero to zero. 2021 could prove to be a wonderful rebound with that top draft pick.

Now they are boss! Curry is my favorite player. I think they will win it all for a second straight year!

Warriors has 6 championships, and could go beyond now that they have 5 all stars.

8 Miami Heat The Miami Heat is an American professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida. The Heat compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

Not as much history as the other top franchises, but it is the most successful expansion franchise. Pat Riley put his championship pedigree to work, and has brought 3 NBA titles, 5 Eastern Conference titles, and numerous Division titles to South Beach.

Not as historic as some of the other teams but they had their time, and guys like Wade and Lebron demand respect.

They have only been in the NBA for 26 years and have been a good team almost every year.

9 New York Knicks The New York Knickerbockers, commonly referred to as the Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in the borough of Manhattan, in New York City.

Only here because of the championships and the market it's in. But still good though

Easily top 10 their better than the bad boy pistons have more years in the nba than any other team Utah jazz yeah right they have no titles the knicks have been to the finals 5 times come on they should be higher

10 Houston Rockets The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The Rockets compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.
The Contenders
11 Cleveland Cavaliers The Cleveland Cavaliers, also known as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio.
12 Utah Jazz The Utah Jazz are an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Jazz compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division.

They are awesome

Back in the 80s and 90s they were great, still good and they're coming closer to a championship

13 Milwaukee Bucks The Milwaukee Bucks are an American professional basketball franchise based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks compete in the National Basketball Association as a member team of the Eastern Conference Central Division.

Best team ever. We had Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. We also have Giannis and Middleton

14 Orlando Magic The Orlando Magic are an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. The Magic compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

Terrible on the court, but the best organization off the court taking care of employees and the community. Class act org despite C grade players.

15 Phoenix Suns

They were really good in the 90s and even better in the 2000s going to the conference finals almost every year.

Steve nash is great

16 Portland Trail Blazers The Portland Trail Blazers, commonly known as the Blazers, are an American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon.
17 Seattle Supersonics The Seattle SuperSonics, commonly known as the Sonics, were an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington.

Sonics are on 76er level

18 Toronto Raptors The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. The Raptors compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.
19 Dallas Mavericks The Dallas Mavericks are an American professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. The Mavericks compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.
20 Indiana Pacers An American professional basketball team, the Indiana Pacers are based in Indianapolis, Indiana. They are a member of the Central Division in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. The Pacers have seen significant success in the league playoffs and sport navy, gold, and white as their team colors.
21 Memphis Grizzlies The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies compete in the National Basketball Association as a member team of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.
22 New Jersey Nets
23 Oklahoma City Thunder The Oklahoma City Thunder are an American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

They are not lucky they are unlucky as they have lost Kevin Durant and only have Russel Westbrook.

They are the best

My favorite team.

24 Atlanta Hawks The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
25 Washington Wizards The Washington Wizards are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C. The Wizards compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

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