NBA title contenders: Which teams have the most championships?

The NBA playoffs are well underway. It started with 16 teams, trying to stay in the game over a two-month stretch to earn the title 'NBA Champions.' However, there are a handful of teams that have established themselves as the cream of the pro-basketball crop, having won multiple NBA titles since 1947.


1. Boston Celtics - 17

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett holds the NBA trophy with his teammates after winning Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball championship in Boston, June 17, 2008.

The Celtics are proud owners of 17 NBA titles, the last one coming in 2008. The team, under legendary head coach Red Auerbach, once won eight straight championships between 1959 and 1966.

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