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Which Team Will Win The 2021 NBA Championship?

Updated July 21, 2021 723 votes 56 voters30 items

List RulesVote up the team most likely to win the 2020-21 NBA Finals.

Editor's Note: Voting has been closed.

Who will win the 2021 NBA Finals? Will the Los Angeles Lakers win back-to-back titles or will the stacked Brooklyn Nets team (now with James Harden) take home their first NBA championship? With the schedule being reduced to 72 games and the addition of a play-in tournament for the 8-seeds, the 2020-21 NBA season features new superteams, teams looking for redemption, and young stars rising to the occasion. 

According to Vegas odds, favorites to win the 2021 NBA championship include Lakers, Nets, LA Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers. All of those teams but the Lakers made the second round of the playoffs. Make your NBA finals predictions by voting up the teams most likely to become the 2020-21 NBA champions. Playoffs are set to start May 22 with the 2021 NBA Finals starting sometime in July.

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  • Photo: Brooklyn Nets / Instagram

    STARTERS

    PG: Kyrie Irving
    SG: James Harden
    SF: Joe Harris
    PF: Kevin Durant
    C: DeAndre Jordan

    • Division: Atlantic Division
    • Conference: Eastern Conference
    • Championships: 0
  • Photo: Milwaukee Bucks / Instagram

    2021 NBA CHAMPIONS!

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    PG: Jrue Holiday
    SG: Donte DiVincenzo
    SF: Khris Middleton
    PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
    C: Brook Lopez

    • Division: Central Division
    • Conference: Eastern Conference
    • Championships: 2 (1971, 2021)
  • Photo: Phoenix Suns / Instagram

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    PG: Chris Paul
    SG: Devin Booker
    SF: Mikal Bridges
    PF: Jae Crowder
    C: Deandre Ayton

    • Division: Pacific Division
    • Conference: Western Conference
    • Championships: 0
  • Photo: Utah Jazz / Instagram

    STARTERS

    PG: Mike Conley
    SG: Joe Ingles
    SF: Donovan Mitchell
    PF: Bojan Bogdanovic
    C: Rudy Gobert

    • Division: Northwest Division
    • Conference: Western Conference
    • Championships: 0