The best NBA franchises of all time are those that have had the most success in terms of championships, playoff appearances, and overall winning percentage.
Here is a list of the top 5 NBA franchises of all time.
|Los Angeles Lakers||2022/23 Record: 43-39|
|2022/23 Result: Lost West Finals vs. DEN Nuggets|
The Lakers are tied with the Boston Celtics for the most NBA championships, with 17 titles. They have also appeared in the NBA Finals 32 times, the most of any team.
The Lakers have a long history of success, dating back to their early days in Minneapolis.
They have been home to some of the greatest players in NBA history, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James.
|Boston Celtics||2022/23 Record: 57-25|
|2022/23 Result: Lost East Finals vs. MIA Heat|
The Celtics are tied with the Lakers for the most NBA championships, with 17 titles. They have also appeared in the NBA Finals 22 times.
The Celtics are known for their dynasty in the 1950s and 1960s, when they won 11 championships in 13 years. They have also had success in more recent years, winning championships in 2008 and 2010.
Boston has been home to some of the greatest players in NBA history, including Bill Russell, Larry Bird, and Kevin Garnett.
|Golden State Warriors||2022/23 Record: 44-38|
|2022/23 Result: Lost West Semis vs. LA Lakers|
The Warriors have won seven NBA championships, including four in the last eight years. They have also appeared in the NBA Finals 12 times.
The Warriors are known for their recent dynasty, which has been led by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.
They have also had success in the past, winning championships in 1947, 1956, and 1975.
|Chicago Bulls||2022/23 Record: 40-42|
|2022/23 Result: Lost East Play-In vs. MIA Heat|
The Bulls have won six NBA championships, all in the 1990s. They have also appeared in the NBA Finals six times.
The Bulls are known for their dynasty in the 1990s, which was led by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman. They won six championships in eight years, including two three-peats.
|San Antonio Spurs||2022/23 Record: 22-60|
|2022/23 Result: Missed Playoffs|
The Spurs have won five NBA championships, all since 1999. They have also appeared in the NBA Finals six times.
The Spurs are known for their consistent success, having won at least 50 games in 18 consecutive seasons between 1999 and 2017.
They have been home to some of the greatest players in NBA history, including Tim Duncan, David Robinson, and Manu Ginobili.
They have also had some of the greatest coaches in NBA history on their staff, including Gregg Popovich.