7am stumper 4-30-14
News of the NBA is swirling with coverage of controversial comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, but the playoffs are underway. The defending champion Miami Heat has completed a first round sweep of the Charlotte Bobcats, as the team tries to win a third consecutive championship.
What is the record for the most consecutive titles in the NBA?
The answer is: 3. eight
According to the website for the NBA, the Boston Celtics won a record eight straight championships from the 1958-1959 season through the 1965-1966 season. Boston has more championships overall, too, with 17 titles. A number of teams have won three championships in a row since then, but none have come close to the Celtics' streak in the late 50s through the mid 60s.