The San Antonio Spurs and winning have been synonymous ever since the franchise joined the NBA in 1976. Since 1976, the Spurs have only missed the playoffs four times – they currently rank second among franchises for the highest winning percentage in NBA history, trailing only the Los Angeles Lakers. In the 38 seasons since joining the NBA, the Spurs have won 20 division titles, six conference titles and four NBA Championships.
The Miami Heat is a relatively young franchise in the National Basketball Association that was founded as an expansion team in 1988. In just 25 years the Heat has made 17 playoff appearances, won 10 division titles, four conference titles, and three NBA Championships. Considering Miami won two-consecutive championships and is currently competing for its third straight title, the Heat is the marquee franchise of the NBA.