Los Angelas Lakers
The Minneapolis/ Los Angeles Lakers have been to the NBA Finals a record 31 times, winning 16 times.
CELTICS have been in the finals countless of times and lost
The record for most appearances by a NBA franchise is 30 by the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (15 wins - 15 losses).
bill Russel has the most finals appearneces at 16. he won 11.
Los Angeles Lakers with 30 NBA finals apearrences
The Boston Celtics have won the most NBA Finals and thus the most NBA championships with 17.