The National Basketball Association (NBA) Championships are one of the most coveted prizes in US sport.
Nineteen different franchises have won at least one title and three teams – Lakers, Warriors and 76ers – have done so playing for different cities.
Only five teams – Celtics, Lakers, Bulls, Spurs and Warriors – have won more than three championships in total and between them account for almost 70 per cent of the titles.
There have been some surprise winners along the way though with the Pistons taking the title in 2004, while the Mavericks beat the ‘big three’ in 2011.
The Cavaliers may have had the great LeBron James but in 2016 they became the first team to overcome a 3-1 deficit, and statistically beat the best team ever – the Warriors – in the process.
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