The NBA first came into existence in 1947, but was originally known as the BAA. The BAA officially turned into the NBA in 1949 when it merged with the NBL, but the NBA recognizes all stats and records from the BAA.
NBA franchises with the most championships
By teams, I'm really talking about franchises. As you will see in the list, many of the teams that have won the most championships in NBA history have won titles while playing in different cities. In all instances except for one, the teams nickname has always remained the same, but the city where they played when they won championships has sometimes changed.
Two NBA franchises have won 33 titles combined which is equal to all other existing NBA franchises
As fans of the NBA well know, the league has really been dominated by two elite franchises over the years. Combined, the first two franchises on the list have won 33 NBA championships, which is more titles than all the other teams on the list combined have.
Thirteen current franchises have yet to win a NBA championship
As a matter of fact, the top two teams on the list have won just as many NBA titles as have all the other teams in the NBA. To date, their are 13 NBA franchises in existence today that have yet to win a NBA championship.