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The Five NBA Players with the Most Championships

Bill Russell
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If you only want to know which NBA player has the most championships, the NBA player with the most championships is Bill Russell. Throughout his thirteen-year career, Russell has accumulated ELEVEN NBA Championships. The only seasons that Russell didn't win an NBA championship were during the 1957-58 NBA season and the 1966-67 NBA season.

However, if you are interested in the FIVE NBA players with the most championships you should continue reading!

Before starting, I did not include players on the same team together during the same time period because then it would just start getting repetitive. For example, Bill Russell, Sam Jones, Tom Heinsohn, K.C. Jones, Satch Sanders, John Havlicek, Jim Loscutoff, Bob Cousey, and Frank Ramsey all played during the period when the Boston Celtics won basically a decade worth of championships. Therefore, out of the eight Celtics players, I'll only be including Bill Russell.

If you're still interested in how many champions each of the previously mentioned Boston Celtics players won and their career stats, I'll have them below the Table of Contents!

Table of Contents:

  1. Slater Martin (5 Championships)

  2. Michael Jordan (6 Championships)

  3. Kareem-Abdul Jabbar (6 Championships)

  4. Robert Horry (7 Championships)

  5. Bill Russell (11 Championships)

The Boston Celtics Era:

Sam Jones: (10 Championships)

17.7 Points, 4.9 Rebounds, 2.5 Assists

45.6 FG%, 80.3 FT%

27.9 Minutes

Tom Heinsohn: (8 Championships)

18.6 Points, 8.8 Rebounds, 2.0 Assists

40.5 FG%, 79 FT%

29.4 Minutes

K.C. Jones: (8 Championships)