Ranking the Last 10 NBA Championship Teams

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Ranking the Last 10 NBA Championship Teams
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Today's NBA marks the passage of time not with ticking clocks, but with San Antonio Spurs championships.

The Spurs notched their fifth title in 15 years by way of a five-game grilling of the two-time defending champion Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals. None of those five have come in pairs, and not until this year had San Antonio followed up one Finals appearance with another.

Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich are the only two courtside staples who've been around for all of the Spurs' modern successes, but never before had they been a part of something quite like this. Never before had San Antonio faced such a formidable foe in a championship series, and never before had it made such a woodshed beating out of any matchup.

All to cap off a rather epic journey from October to June, no less.

But the Spurs aren't the only organization to earn a chapter (or three) in the history books over the last decade. The Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks have also taken home the Larry O'Brien Trophy at least once since the start of the 2004-05 season.

Where does the latest San Antonio title rank among those other nine? And how do they all stack up against one another?

Read on to find out! 

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