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The NBA will have a different champion for the sixth consecutive season
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Last Sunday (19), the Denver Nuggets were eliminated from the NBA playoffs, after being defeated in Game 7 by the Minnesota Timberwolves. With the defeat of the current champions, for the first time in history the NBA will have six different champions in six consecutive seasons. The four teams in the conference finals are: Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers.

Champions of recent seasons

The list of different champions began in the 2018-2019 season, when the Toronto Raptors, at the time led by Kawhi Leonard, won the title for the first time in history, by defeating the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Final, who had been champions in both seasons. previous years.

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In 19-20, the Los Angeles Lakers were crowned champions, during the pandemic, a year in which the playoffs were played in a bubble created by the league, in Miami. In the final, the Californian team beat the Miami Heat and won the title for the first time since the 2010-2011 season.

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In 20-21, it was Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo's turn to take his title for the first time in his career. The MVP of the season and the finals, he led the Milwaukee Bucks to victory, defeating the Phoenix Suns in the final. The Bucks haven't won a title since 1971, even with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

In the 21-22 season, the best team of the generation returned to conquer the NBA. Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in the final and became champions for the seventh time in history.

Completing the list, Serbian Nikola Jokic's Denver Nuggets dominated the league in 2022-23 and easily became champions of the season, defeating the Miami Heat in the finals and winning the franchise's first title in history.


Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray celebrating the NBA title (Reproduction/Reuters/USA TODAY Sports)

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Possible champions of the 2023-2024 season

The Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves are seeking the title for the first time in history.

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The Pacers' best result is a trip to the league finals, in 1999-00, having lost the decision to the Los Angeles Lakers. Today, the one who leads the franchise in search of victory is point guard Tyrese Haliburton.

The Wolves' best campaign to date was reaching the conference finals, in 2004, when they were defeated by the Lakers and now in 2024, facing the Dallas Mavericks. Today, Anthony Edwards, alongside Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns want their first title.

The Mavericks, who will play in the conference finals against the Timberwolves, have an NBA title in their history. The achievement was achieved in 2011, with German center Dirk Nowitzki being the MVP of the finals. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are currently the leaders of the squad in search of a two-time championship.

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Finally, the fourth team in contention, the Boston Celtics, is the biggest winner in NBA history with 17 titles, alongside the Los Angeles Lakers. However, the franchise hasn't known what it's like to win the NBA since the 2007-08 season, when they defeated the Lakers in the final. The person looking to change this script in the current season is winger Jayson Tatum, drafted by the team in 2017.

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Featured Photo: Anthony Edwards, Tyrese Haliburton, Luka Doncic and Jaysom Tatum in search of the unprecedented title (Montage/Reproduction/Instagram/theanthonyedwards/tyresehaliburton/lukadoncic/jaytatum0)

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