ESPN.com

The ESPN era for the NBA has belonged to the Lakers -- 24 playoff trips in 25 seasons (they missed only in 1994), 12 trips to the Finals and eight championships, and a huge lead over the No. 2 Trail Blazers in overall winning percentage. The Bulls have six titles but rank just 14th in winning percentage.

Interestingly, four of the top seven teams in winning percentage have never won an NBA title in the 25-year span -- Portland, Utah, Phoenix and Seattle.

And the Clippers? A lowly three playoff trips in 25 seasons.

CUMULATIVE NBA STANDINGS, 1980-2004
Team Wins Losses Pct. Play-
offs
NBA
Finals
Finals
wins
Most
wins
Most
losses
1. Lakers 1363 655 .675 24 12 8 67 ('00) 49 ('94)
2. Trail Blazers 1186 832 .588 23 2 0 63 ('91) 44 ('80)
3. Celtics 1169 849 .579 18 5 3 67 ('86) 67 ('97)
4. Spurs 1169 849 .579 21 2 2 62 ('95) 62 ('97)
5. Jazz 1160 858 .575 20 2 0 64 ('97) 58 ('80)
6. Suns 1155 863 .572 18 1 0 62 ('93) 54 ('88)
7. Sonics 1146 872 .568 17 1 0 64 ('96) 51 (2)
8. 76ers 1070 948 .530 16 4 1 65 ('83) 64 ('96)
9. Rockets 1069 949 .530 18 4 2 57 ('97) 68 ('83)
10. Bucks 1067 951 .529 17 0 0 60 ('81) 62 ('94)
11. Pistons 1062 956 .526 16 3 3 63 ('89) 66 ('80)
12. Knicks 1059 959 .525 18 2 0 60 ('93) 59 ('86)
13. Hawks 1045 973 .518 16 0 0 57 ('87, '94) 57 ('01)
14. Bulls 1033 985 .512 15 6 6 72 ('96) 67 ('01)
15. Pacers 1010 1008 .500 16 1 0 61 ('04) 62 ('83)
16. Hornets 630 650 .492 9 0 0 54 ('97) 63 ('90)
17. Magic 588 610 .491 8 1 0 60 ('96) 64 ('90)
18. Heat 601 679 .470 9 0 0 61 ('97) 67 ('89)
19. Kings 918 1100 .455 11 0 0 61 ('02) 59 ('90)
20. Cavaliers 903 1115 .447 10 0 0 57 ('89, '92) 67 ('82)
21. Mavericks 866 1070 .447 10 0 0 60 ('03) 71 ('93)
22. Nuggets 879 1139 .436 12 0 0 54 ('88) 71 ('98)
23. T'Wolves 518 680 .432 8 0 0 58 ('04) 67 ('92)
24. Nets 867 1151 .430 12 2 0 52 ('02) 65 ('90)
25. Wizards 840 1178 .416 8 0 0 44 ('97) 63 ('01)
26. Warriors 816 1202 .404 5 0 0 55 ('92) 65 ('01)
27. Raptors 281 425 .398 3 0 0 47 ('01) 66 ('98)
28. Clippers 678 1340 .336 3 0 0 45 ('92) 70 ('87)
29. Grizzlies 678 1340 .286 1 0 0 50 ('04) 68 ('97)

Notes
* New Orleans Hornets began play in Charlotte in 1988 and moved to New Orleans in 2002.
* Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves began play in 1989.
* Miami Heat began play in 1988.
* Sacramento Kings moved from Kansas City for 1985 season.
* Dallas Mavericks began play for 1980-'81 season.
* Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies began play in 1995; Vancouver moved to Memphis in 2001.
* Los Angeles Clippers moved from San Diego in 1984.
* Washington Wizards changed name from Bullets in 1997.







NFL Standings, 1979-2003

MLB Standings, 1979-2003

NHL Standings, 1980-2004