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Sports championships during the David Stern era

The NBA has had only eight teams win championships since commissioner David Stern’s tenure began in February 1984. (Stern announced Thursday that he will retire Feb. 1, 2014.) A look at how many champions the four major sports have had during the Stern era (since Feb. 1984):

League champions championships
MLB 18 Yankees, 5; Twins, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Cardinals, Marlins, 2; Tigers, Royals, Mets, Dodgers, A’s, Reds, Braves, Diamondbacks, Angels, White Sox, Phillies, Giants, 1.
NHL 15 Oilers, 5; Red Wings, 4; Devils, Penguins, 3; Canadiens, Avalanche, 2; Flames, Rangers, Stars, Lightning, Hurricanes, Ducks, Blackhawks, Bruins, Kings, 1.
NFL 14 Giants, 49ers, 4; Cowboys, Patriots, 3; Redskins, Packers, Broncos, Steelers, 2; Bears, Rams, Ravens, Buccaneers, Colts, Saints, 1.
NBA 8 Lakers, 8; Bulls, 6; Spurs, 4; Celtics, Pistons, 3; Rockets, Heat, 2; Mavericks, 1.

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