NBA Basketball Championship Finals
Los Angeles Lakers

Best Four of Seven Games

2010 LA Lakers 4, Boston Celtics 3
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2009 LA Lakers 4, Orlando Magic 1
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2008 Boston Celtics 4, LA Lakers 2
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2004 Detroit Pistons 4, LA Lakers 1
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2002 LA Lakers 4, New Jersey Nets 0
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2001 LA Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 1
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2000 LA Lakers 4, Indiana Pacers 2
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1991 Chicago Bulls 4, LA Lakers 1
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1989 Detroit Pistons 4, LA Lakers 0
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1988 LA Lakers 4, Detroit Pistons 3
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1987 LA Lakers 4, Boston Celtics 2
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1985 LA Lakers 4, Boston Celtics 3
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1984 Boston Celtics 4, LA Lakers 3
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1983 Philadelphia 76ers 4, LA Lakers 0
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1982 LA Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
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1980 LA Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
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1973 New York Knicks 4, LA Lakers 1
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1972 LA Lakers 4, New York Knicks 1
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1970 New York Knicks 4, LA Lakers 3
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1969 Boston Celtics 4, LA Lakers 3
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1968 Boston Celtics 4, LA Lakers 2
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1966 Boston Celtics 4, LA Lakers 3
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1965 Boston Celtics 4, LA Lakers 1
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1963 Boston Celtics 4, LA Lakers 2
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1962 Boston Celtics 4, LA Lakers 3
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Minneapolis Lakers in NBA Finals

1959 Boston Celtics 4
Minneapolis Lakers 0
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1954 Minneapolis Lakers 4
Syracuse (future 76ers) 3
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1953 Minneapolis Lakers 4, New York 1
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1952 Minneapolis Lakers 4, New York 3
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1950 Minneapolis Lakers 4
Syracuse (future 76ers) 2
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1949 Minneapolis Lakers 4
Washington Capitols 3
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The Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers lead the NBA with 31 appearances in the NBA Finals since 1947. The Boston Celtics follow with 21 appearances. The Celtics, however, lead the Lakers in total number of NBA Final championships, with 17 championships to the Lakers 16.