Historically speaking, Celtics, Lakers rule the NBA roost
May 18,2007 00:00 by CNS

When it comes to National Basketball Association championships, the Celtics and Lakers are far and away the most successful teams in the league history. Since the NBA’s inception in 1947, the Boston Celtics have claimed 16 NBA championships in 19 trips to the finals. The Lakers, who moved to Los Angeles from Milwaukee, Wis., in 1961, have one 14 titles in 28 finals appearances. The next best team, the Chicago Bulls, have won only six titles in six appearances.