YEAR
CHAMPION
OPPONENT
RESULT
MVP
2008-09
Los Angeles Lakers
Orlando Magic
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles
2007-08
Boston Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers
Paul Pierce, Boston
2006-07
San Antonio Spurs
Cleveland Cavaliers
Tony Parker, San Antonio
2005-06
Miami Heat
Dallas Mavericks
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
2004-05
San Antonio Spurs
Detroit Pistons
Tim Duncan, San Antonio
2003-04
Detroit Pistons
Los Angeles Lakers
Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons
2002-03
San Antonio Spurs
New Jersey Nets
Tim Duncan, San Antonio
2001-02
Los Angeles Lakers
New Jersey Nets
Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles
2000-01
Los Angeles Lakers
Philadelphia 76ers
Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles
1999-00
Los Angeles Lakers
Indiana Pacers
Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles
1998-99
San Antonio Spurs
New York Knicks
Tim Duncan, San Antonio
1997-98
Chicago Bulls
Utah Jazz
1996-97
Chicago Bulls
Utah Jazz
1995-96
Chicago Bulls
Seattle SuperSonics
1994-95
Houston Rockets
Orlando Magic
1993-94
Houston Rockets
New York Knicks
1992-93
Chicago Bulls
Phoenix Suns
1991-92
Chicago Bulls
Portland Trail Blazers
1990-91
Chicago Bulls
Los Angeles Lakers
1989-90
Detroit Pistons
Portland Trail Blazers
Isiah Thomas, Detroit
1988-89
Detroit Pistons
Los Angeles Lakers
Joe Dumars, Detroit
1987-88
Los Angeles Lakers
Detroit Pistons
James Worthy, Los Angeles
1986-87
Los Angeles Lakers
Boston Celtics
Magic Johnson, Los Angeles
1985-86
Boston Celtics
Houston Rockets
Larry Bird, Boston
1984-85
Los Angeles Lakers
Boston Celtics
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles
1983-84
Boston Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers
Larry Bird, Boston
1982-83
Philadelphia 76ers
Los Angeles Lakers
Moses Malone, Philadelphia
1981-82
Los Angeles Lakers
Philadelphia 76ers
Magic Johnson, Los Angeles
1980-81
Boston Celtics
Houston Rockets
Cedric Maxwell, Boston
1979-80
Los Angeles Lakers
Philadelphia 76ers
Magic Johnson, Los Angeles
1978-79
Seattle SuperSonics
Washington Bullets
1977-78
Washington Bullets
Seattle SuperSonics
1976-77
Portland Trail Blazers
Philadelphia 76ers
Bill Walton, Portland
1975-76
Boston Celtics
Phoenix Suns
Jo Jo White, Boston
1974-75
Golden State Warriors
Washington Bullets
Rick Barry, Golden State
1973-74
Boston Celtics
Milwaukee Bucks
1972-73
New York Knicks
Los Angeles Lakers
Willis Reed, New York
1971-72
Los Angeles Lakers
New York Knicks
Wilt Chamberlain, Los Angeles
1970-71
Milwaukee Bucks
Baltimore Bullets
1969-70
New York Knicks
Los Angeles Lakers
Willis Reed, New York
1968-69
Boston Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers
Jerry West, Los Angeles
1967-68
Boston Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers
1966-67
Philadelphia 76ers
San Francisco Warriors
1965-66
Boston Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers
1964-65
Boston Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers
1963-64
Boston Celtics
San Francisco Warriors
1962-63
Boston Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers
1961-62
Boston Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers
1960-61
Boston Celtics
St. Louis Hawks
1959-60
Boston Celtics
St. Louis Hawks
1958-59
Boston Celtics
Minneapolis Lakers
1957-58
St. Louis Hawks
Boston Celtics
1956-57
Boston Celtics
St. Louis Hawks
1955-56
Philadelphia Warriors
Fort Wayne Pistons
1954-55
Syracuse Nationals
Fort Wayne Pistons
1953-54
Minneapolis Lakers
Syracuse Nationals
1952-53
Minneapolis Lakers
New York Knicks
1951-52
Minneapolis Lakers
New York Knicks
1950-51
Rochester Royals
New York Knicks
1949-50
Minneapolis Lakers
Syracuse Nationals
1948-49
Minneapolis Lakers
Washington Capitols
1947-48
Baltimore Bullets
Philadelphia Warriors
1946-47
Philadelphia Warriors
Chicago Stags