NBA Championship T-Shirts From 1980-2010 + Great Finals Moments

The 2010 NBA Finals are well underway and I thought I would reflect back on the championships of yesteryear. And what better way to do that then to showoff the respective championship T-Shirts of yesteryear.

You’ll find a selection of NBA Championship tees from 1980 up until 2009 below. I’ve even got a spot waiting for the 2010 winners. It was quite interesting to see each decades take on the championship T-Shirt. My favorite decade (in terms of NBA championship tees are concerned) has got to be the 80′s. I love the simplicity of the designs. What can I say, I’m a throwback kind of guy. I even remember my uncles sporting that 1987 Lakers caricature shirt. Did I mention that the majority of the my immediate family members are Laker fans. I, on the other hand, grew up cheering for Michael Jordan and the Bulls. And to this day, until the Bulls get back to the NBA Finals, I will always cheer for the team representing the Eastern Conference.

I’ve also included NBA Finals video clips from each year. Be sure to check out the 1984 video (about 50 seconds in) featuring the Celtics celebration. The on court celebration was crazy, with one fan deciding to climb on top of the rim. You would probably get tasered if you tried that in this day and age.

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2010: Soon To Be Announced (T-Shirt Pending)

2009: Los Angeles Lakers (4-1 vs. Orlando Magic)

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2008: Boston Celtics (4-2 vs. Los Angeles Lakers)

2008-Celtics

2007: San Antonio Spurs (4-0 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers)

2007-Spurs

2006: Miami Heat (4-2 vs. Dallas Mavericks)

2006-Heat

2005: San Antonio Spurs (4-3 vs. Detroit Pistons)

2005-Spurs

2004: Detroit Pistons (4-1 vs. Los Angeles Lakers)

2004-Pistons

2003: San Antonio Spurs (4-2 vs. New Jersey Nets)

2003-Spurs

2002: Los Angeles Lakers (4-0 vs. New Jersey Nets)

2002-Lakers

2001: Los Angeles Lakers (4-1 vs. Philadelphia 76ers)

2001-Lakers

2000: Los Angeles Lakers (4-2 vs. Indiana Pacers)

2000-Lakers

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1999: San Antonio Spurs (4-1 vs. New York Knicks)

1999-Spurs

1998: Chicago Bulls (4-2 vs. Utah Jazz)

1998-Bulls

1997: Chicago Bulls (4-2 vs. Utah Jazz)

1997-Bulls

1996: Chicago Bulls (4-2 vs. Seattle Supersonics)

1996-Bulls

1995: Houston Rockets (4-0 vs. Orlando Magic)

1995-Rockets

1994: Houston Rockets (4-3 vs. New York Knicks)

1994-Rockets

1993: Chicago Bulls (4-2 vs. Phoenix Suns)

1993-Bulls

1992: Chicago Bulls (4-2 vs. Portland Trailblazers)

1992-Bulls

1991: Chicago Bulls (4-1 vs. Los Angeles Lakers)

1991-Bulls

1990: Detroit Pistons (4-1 vs. Portland Trailblazers)

1990-Pistons

1989: Detroit Pistons (4-0 vs. Los Angeles Lakers)

1989-Pistons

1988: Los Angeles Lakers (4-3 vs. Detroit Pistons)

1988-Lakers

1987: Los Angeles Lakers (4-2 vs. Boston Celtics)

1987-Lakers

1986: Boston Celtics (4-2 vs. Houston Rockets)

1986-Celtics

1985: Los Angeles Lakers (4-2 vs. Boston Celtics)

1985-Lakers

1984: Boston Celtics (4-3 vs. Los Angeles Lakers)

1984-Celtics

1983: Philadelphia 76ers (4-0 vs. Los Angeles Lakers)

1983-76ers

1982: Los Angeles Lakers (4-2 vs. Philadelphia 76ers)

1982-Lakers

1981: Boston Celtics (4-2 vs. Houston Rockets)

1981-Celtics

1980: Los Angeles Lakers (4-2 vs. Philadelphia 76ers)

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