30 Great Franchises But Which NBA Team Has The Most Hall Of Famers?

Hall of famers Walt Frazier, Bill Russell, Rick Barry and Magic Johnson.

The plethora of successful Championship NBA teams has often led many sports fans to wonder which NBA team has the most hall of famers, including players, coaches, and contributors. Some of the most legendary NBA teams include the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and New York Knicks, all of whom have produced an impressive number of contributors to the game of basketball.

This article will only focus on current NBA franchises in existence today, not defunct or disbanded teams from previous eras. Teams get credit for a hall-of-fame player as long as the individual played for them at any point in their career, while teams get credit for coaches only if they coached them at any point in their career. Teams will get credit for contributors (such as executives and owners) as long as they were employed by the franchise.

NBA Team with the most Hall of Famers

The Boston Celtics have produced the most members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with 45. It is important to note that this number does not include any inductions by the original Boston Celtics teams that were in existence from 1914 to 1930. The original Celtics folded before the existence of the National Basketball League and the Basketball Association of America, the two leagues that merged to form the NBA.

1986 Boston Celtics Hall of Famers

The most dominant and famous Boston Celtics team of all time is the 1986 team that amassed an impressive 67-15 in the regular season, before winning a title over the Houston Rockets. They’re also, one of the best NBA teams of all time that contained 7 different members of the hall of fame, including Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Dennis Johnson, Bill Walton, coach K.C. Jones, and general manager Red Auerbach.

How many Hall of Famers do the Lakers have?

It would be impossible to write an article about hall of famers without mentioning the historical nemesis of the Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers franchise contains a total of 38 members, including players, coaches, and contributors.

Lakers hall of fame members include several inductees from their time in Minneapolis, where they spent their first 12 seasons, from 1948 to 1960. Although the Celtics have the edge over the Lakers in terms of total inductees, the Lakers have had more success in recent decades in getting individuals elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

What NBA teams have the least amount of Hall of Famers?

The bottom 7 NBA franchises in terms of total hall of fame inductees are the Portland Trail Blazers (8), Miami Heat (7), Dallas Mavericks (7), Orlando Magic (7), Toronto Raptors (5), New Orleans Pelicans (3), Memphis Grizzlies (2), Minnesota Timberwolves (2), and Charlotte Hornets (1).

What NBA Team has 5 Hall of Famers or more?

Because the NBA has been in existence for 3 quarters of a century, most of its franchises have accrued several hall of famers over the years. Currently, every franchise except for the Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, and New Orleans Pelicans have at least 5 inductees in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Is there a team with no Hall of Famers?

There are currently no franchises with no members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Charlotte Hornets (originally the Bobcats) currently have the fewest members with just 1 in Larry Brown who coached the Bobcats from 2008 to 2011. As noted earlier, however, Charlotte is one of the newest NBA franchises and should begin to amass more hall-of-fame players, coaches, and contributors in the near future.

The Celtics currently have the most hall of famers by a long shot

The NBA has a rich history with an impressive selection of players, coaches, executives, and contributors that have had a huge impact on the game of basketball. “How many hall of famers do the Celtics have?” is a question that many Boston sports fans probably love to ask their rival cities such as Los Angeles and Philadelphia, as the Celtics currently have the most hall of famers by far. However, the Lakers have been gaining ground on the Celtics over the years, although both franchises continue to have tremendous amounts of success.