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NBA Champions

For each highlighted year, name the team that won the NBA Finals.
Enter the team name, not the city
Quiz idea: H.D. Lenoble
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: June 17, 2022
First submittedJune 11, 2012
Times taken332,622
Average score54.8%
Rating4.39
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Year
Winner
2022
Warriors
2021
Bucks
2020
Lakers
2019
Raptors
2018
Warriors
2017
Warriors
2016
Cavaliers
2015
Warriors
2014
Spurs
2013
Heat
2012
Heat
2011
Mavericks
2010
Lakers
2009
Lakers
2008
Celtics
Year
Winner
2007
Spurs
2006
Heat
2005
Spurs
2004
Pistons
2003
Spurs
2002
Lakers
2001
Lakers
2000
Lakers
1999
Spurs
1998
Bulls
1997
Bulls
1996
Bulls
1995
Rockets
1994
Rockets
1993
Bulls
Year
Winner
1992
Bulls
1991
Bulls
1990
Pistons
1989
Pistons
1988
Lakers
1987
Lakers
1986
Celtics
1985
Lakers
1984
Celtics
1983
76ers
1982
Lakers
1981
Celtics
1980
Lakers
1979
SuperSonics
1978
Bullets
Year
Winner
1977
Trail Blazers
1976
Celtics
1975
Warriors
1974
Celtics
1973
Knicks
1972
Lakers
1971
Bucks
1970
Knicks
1969
Celtics
1968
Celtics
1967
76ers
1966
Celtics
1965
Celtics
1964
Celtics
Year
Winner
1963
Celtics
1962
Celtics
1961
Celtics
1960
Celtics
1959
Celtics
1958
Hawks
1957
Celtics
1956
Warriors
1955
Nationals
1954
Lakers
1953
Lakers
1952
Lakers
1951
Royals
1950
Lakers
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Level 55
Jun 22, 2012
got 43. 38 of them just by trying Celtics, Bulls and Lakers.
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Level 47
Aug 6, 2019
Guys. I have a new quiz "NBA All-Decade Team: Best NBA players of the 2010s" for all NBA fans out there. I have many unique quizzes in my profile you gotta try these hard quizzes. Thanks more power jetpunk!.

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/342321/nba-top-10-league-leaders-of-the-2010s

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Level 26
Jun 29, 2012
got 55. Got everything after 1980 easily. Before 1980 was harder, but I got most of them by guessing Celtics, Lakers, and Knicks.
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Level 39
Nov 24, 2014
Lol same
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Level 11
Sep 20, 2012
nice quiz man
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Level 12
Jun 3, 2013
lose the yellow thing. Alot of people dont know about before the 80s
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Level 89
Jun 21, 2013
If you "lose the yellow thingy", all you have to do is guess every NBA team - that would be pointless.
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Level 64
Mar 18, 2016
I'm ashamed that a Rondo fan would say something so stupid. We're not all like this!
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Level 84
Nov 1, 2019
How in the world will you ever learn who won before 1980 then? Try it. Fail miserably because it's before your time. Look it over. Try it again. Do much better. Learn something. Wow, the whole point of JetPunk. Go figure.
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Level 18
Jan 5, 2021
then you could type celtics and lakers and be over half done
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Level 69
Feb 21, 2022
Capitalize the first word of sentences. Also, "a lot" is two words. And see the comment from "tschutzer" below yours.
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Level 42
Oct 19, 2022
bruh
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Level 54
Jun 21, 2013
I just went to each year and types lakers or celtics. That was bound to get me the majority of them lol.
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Level 14
Jun 30, 2013
64 of 64 with 5secs left to spare WHAT!!!
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Level 52
Jun 16, 2014
As a heat fan, I'm surprised they didn't win this year. I'm glad for Duncan tho.
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Level 71
Jun 16, 2014
Can you accept Sonics for Supersonics (like you accept Mavs)?
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Level ∞
Jun 17, 2014
Okay
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Level 28
Nov 26, 2014
100% with 0:35 to go.
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Level 30
Dec 20, 2014
Should have included the 47-48-49 champions from the BAA to make it just a little tougher. A NBA history nut like me would have loved it and I know I wouldn't have remembered at least one of the three. The other 65 are a lot easier.
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Level 84
Jul 24, 2017
Warriors ('47), Bullets ('48) and Lakers ('49). After a while, you just have an automatic association between the year and the team.
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Level 64
Mar 18, 2016
It's probably not a bad strategy to guess Celtics or Lakers from 1950 through the 80's and then the Spurs through the 2000's.
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Level 64
Mar 18, 2016
The 1970's was the only decade that wasn't controlled by a dynasty, and even then the Celtics and Lakers each won two.
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Level 84
Jul 24, 2017
Lakers only won 1 title in the 70's. 1972. From the season that ended in 1970 through the season that ended in 1979, the Celtics and Knicks are the only teams to win more than once.
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Level 13
Aug 7, 2016
I manage to get 65, missing out on the Royals and Nationals
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Level 39
Dec 4, 2021
Before they figured out they should be baseball teams instead.
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Level 72
Nov 19, 2016
66/67. Just missed the Royals in 1951.
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Level 50
Nov 25, 2016
2016-1979 easy; Nationals, Royals and Hawks are easy to forget
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Level 20
Jan 13, 2017
How did you make it so we have to answer in an order?
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Level 34
Jan 19, 2017
Did deceant
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Level 12
Feb 2, 2017
Got 100% with 0:38 left
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Level 17
Feb 7, 2017
67/67 with 2:24 left
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Level 20
Feb 8, 2017
67/67 with 4:09 left
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Level 64
Mar 13, 2017
I think it's fair to say that the NBA is the most dynastic sports league. In the NFL and MLB it's nearly impossible to repeat.
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Level 48
May 23, 2017
So how did the Yankees get those 27 World Series?
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Level 64
Mar 13, 2017
The NBA is like the UAE of sports in terms of income inequality...there has always been a couple of amazing teams and then mostly trash.
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Level 26
Mar 23, 2017
67/67 with 36 seconds left! Was putting 76ers down as 1956 then realised that the it was the Philly Warriors that won it. Would be a boring quiz if you didn't have to match the team by the year.
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Level 9
Apr 23, 2017
Got 100% and I'm only 12
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Level 13
May 15, 2017
Got them with 1:58 left
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Level 64
May 17, 2017
The most avid NBA fans among you should take my NBA Stats Leaders by Year quiz.
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Level 22
Jun 4, 2017
i got 48 and I'm british
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Level 16
Jun 29, 2017
Got 62 without cheating or guessing.
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Level 29
Aug 1, 2017
not enough time to finish quiz maybe another minute or 2 would suffice
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Level 19
Aug 10, 2017
3:27 left
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Level 72
Aug 14, 2017
What's wild is if Bill Russell hadn't gotten hurt in 1958 (knee injury in Game 2, I believe), Boston would've most likely won 10 straight titles. Even in the early NBA, that would be tremendous. (I'm a Chicago native, by the way. Hate Boston teams.)
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Level 17
Nov 10, 2017
I’m happy. I’m only 12 and got 100% with 1:14 left
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Level 44
Nov 11, 2017
I was only able to guess the 2016 one. That’s cool though, since basketball is my least favorite sport.
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Level 24
Dec 1, 2017
Not enough time other than that it was good
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Level 48
Jan 12, 2018
If it weren't for Michael Jordan, it could have been Jazz for 97 and 98. I think that will be the closest they ever get. :*(
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Level 15
Jun 2, 2021
Nah they're coming pretty close this year (2021). They're the #1 seed and about to beat the Grizzlies 4-2 thanks to Donovan Mitchell coming back from his injury.
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Level 73
Oct 11, 2022
You guys had a puncher's chance there for a couple years, but looking back on this comment about 15 months later, looks like the Jazz came to the reasonable conclusion that the Mitchell / Gobert core wasn't going to get them over the hump and win titles, so they understandably blew it up, traded them in for a big haul of draft picks, and reset.
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Level 5
Mar 8, 2018
11 years young and got 56. Not too bad
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Level 64
Jun 9, 2018
Hold up. How did you do that so fast? The 2018 Finals ended like an hour ago!
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Level 66
Jun 9, 2018
He's on the warriors bandwagon.
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Level 90
Jun 11, 2018
I realized today that JetPunk has become one of my primary tools for staying up on current events. Case in point, I don't typically pay much attention to the NBA any more, but I know the finals are over now because this quiz showed up in the recently updated list.
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Level 66
Jun 12, 2018
69, and I am only 55. And American. And a Celtics' fan.
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Level 73
Jun 12, 2018
Wow, you guys are good. I only missed three and was only 79th percentile.
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Level 64
Jun 16, 2018
If you find this quiz too easy, you should take my NBA Conference Finals By Year quiz.
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Level 72
Sep 25, 2018
Easy.
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Level 58
Dec 6, 2018
So the 76ers won in 1967? Let that sink in
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Level 64
Apr 24, 2019
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Level 57
Jun 14, 2019
Only came here to see the raptors on the list
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Level 56
Jun 14, 2019
Same
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Level 66
Jun 14, 2019
Same here. This was only the first of many!
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Level 47
Aug 6, 2019
Guys. I have a new quiz "NBA All-Decade Team: Best NBA players of the 2010s" for all NBA fans out there. I have many unique quizzes in my profile you gotta try these hard quizzes. Thanks more power jetpunk!.

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/342321/nba-top-10-league-leaders-of-the-2010s

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Level 36
Nov 6, 2020
Got them all with 32 seconds left, my fingers are broken xD
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Level 15
Nov 15, 2020
Can you change the quiz so that it's not a yellow box? If so, you should shorten the time.
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Level 18
Jan 5, 2021
you could fill half the page by guessing celtics and lakers
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Level 18
Jan 5, 2021
i got 69 out of 71 just guessed lakers, celtics, knicks once i didnt know anymore
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Level 65
Feb 22, 2021
Very easy quiz for me. got 71/71 with no googling, know lots of nba history.
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Level 67
Apr 18, 2021
One of the reasons I find it hard to get into the NBA is that, with only five guys playing the majority of the game and each player able to touch the ball on any possession, it's too easy for dynasties to develop. If you get a true superstar plus two other really good players, you're going to dominate the league for an extended period, as this quiz attests. When each season starts, only four or five teams realistically have a shot at winning it all, because the game depends so much on individual skill. No other sport has that issue. I love the game of basketball itself, but I'll always favor college ball because the roster turnover makes it so much more interesting. And now that NBA superstars are making it their business to team up, things are even less interesting.
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Level 15
Jun 2, 2021
71/71 with 0.06 left to go. I forgot about the royals lol :P
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Level 55
Jul 21, 2021
MILWAUKEE BUCKS!
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Level 61
Jul 21, 2021
Go Bucks!
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Level 44
Nov 23, 2021
got bucks with 1 second left (1971)
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Level 15
May 12, 2022
Hey all! If you want a slightly harder version of this quiz, I have two same formatted quizzes, but with the ECF and WCF Champions. Check them out!
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Level 66
Jun 17, 2022
Still hoping to see my Jazz making the list one day
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Level 21
Jun 21, 2022
67/73
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Level 19
Sep 7, 2022
Got 73/73 12 years old 45 seconds left
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Level 25
Oct 31, 2022
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