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How Many Championship Rings Does Kyrie Irving Have?

Written by: Christian Jope
Published September 25, 2023
8 min read

Kyrie Irving has won one NBA Championship ring through his impressive NBA career. While Irving has yet to replicate the heights of his early career Championship success, he's maintained his place as one of the most spectacular point guards in league history. With plenty of time left in his career, Irving still has the opportunity to increase his ring count.

Irving has made his name as one of the league's most dynamic point guards. Equal parts playmaker and scorer, there's nothing that Irving can't do on the offensive side of the ball. Entering the final phase of his career, Irving is coveted across the league as a player who can help them reach their championship aspirations.

Kyrie Irving NBA Championship Rings

Kyrie Irving Career Profile, Awards & Accomplishments

Name: Kyrie Andrew Irving

Position: Point Guard

Height: 6-2 (188 cm)

Weight: 195 lbs (88 kg)

School: Duke

Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers (1st Round, 1st Overall)

  • NBA Champion (2016)
  • NBA All-Star (2013-15, 2017-19, 2021, 2023)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2014)
  • All-NBA Second Team (2019)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2012)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012)
  • Rising Stars Challenge MVP (2012)
  • NBA Three-Point Contest Champion (2013)

2016: Cleveland Cavaliers

SeasonRecordOff RtgDef RtgPTSREBASTSTLBLKFG%/FGM3P%/3PM
2015-1657-25110.9104.5104.333.922.76.73.9.460/38.7.362/10.7
League Rank1st (East)3rd10th8th11th13th28th27th10th/8th7th/2nd

The 2015-16 NBA season was Irving's second Finals run, his only successful attempt at winning the NBA Championship and his first championship ring. After failing to win the NBA Championship in the 2014-15 NBA season, the Cavaliers re-tooled and won their first NBA Championship behind the efforts of Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, accomplishing a historic comeback from a 3-1 deficit.

Despite playing only 53 regular season games, Irving was integral to the Cavaliers' success, averaging 19.6 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game on 44.8% from the field and 32.1% from three. Irving's availability didn't harm the Cavaliers' success rate, though, as Cleveland won 57 games and the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

It was a relatively easy trip to the NBA Finals for Cleveland, going 12-2 in the Eastern Conference Playoffs before their 4-3 Finals win over the Golden State Warriors. Irving stepped up in the post-season, averaging 25.2 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.0 rebounds on 47.5% from the floor and 44.0% from deep on 2.5 made per game.

How Many Championship Rings Does Kyrie Irving Have Compared to Other NBA Stars?

Kyrie Irving owns one NBA Championship ring from his 2016 NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors. While he doesn't rank among the best in terms of ring count, he stands among some of the NBA's best to play but only achieved a single championship ring. Fortunately for Irving, he projects to have many years left in his basketball career.

PlayerNo. of RingsYears WonTeam(s)
Bill Russell111957, 1959-69Boston Celtics
Sam Jones101959-66, 1968-69Boston Celtics
Robert Horry71994-95, 2000-2002, 2005, 2007Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar61971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers
Michael Jordan61991-93, 1996-98Chicago Bulls
Scottie Pippen61991-93, 1996-98Chicago Bulls
Magic Johnson51980, 1982, 1985, 1987-88Los Angeles Lakers
Tim Duncan51999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014San Antonio Spurs
Kobe Bryant52000-02, 2009-10Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James42012-13, 2016, 2020Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers
Oscar Robertson11971Milwaukee Bucks
Jerry West11972Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin Garnett12008Boston Celtics
Dirk Nowitzki12011Dallas Mavericks
Kyrie Irving12016Cleveland Cavaliers

How Many Times Has Kyrie Irving Reached the NBA Finals?

Kyrie Irving has played 12 seasons in the NBA and reached the NBA Finals four times. He was 22 and in his fourth professional season when he reached his first NBA Finals. Irving reached the NBA Finals in four consecutive years, from 2015 to 2018.

In terms of competitiveness, Irving has been impressive in his pursuit of reaching the NBA Finals. Unfortunately for Irving, he's failed to reach the Finals since his last appearance in 2018 with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

PlayerFinals AppearancesYearTeam(s)
Bill Russell121957, 1959-66, 1968-69Boston Celtics
Sam Jones111958-1966, 1968-1969Boston Celtics
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar101971, 1974, 1980, 1982-1989Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James102007, 2011-2014, 2015-2018, 2020Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers

Tom Heinsohn

9

1957-1965

Boston Celtics

Magic Johnson

9

1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991

Los Angeles Lakers
Jerry West9

1962-1966, 1968-1970

Los Angeles Lakers

Frank Ramsey

8

1957-1964

Boston Celtics
K. C. Jones81959-1966Boston Celtics
John Havlicek81963-1966, 1968-1969, 1974, 1976Boston Celtics
Bob Cousy71957-1963Boston Celtics
Robert Horry71994-1995, 2000-2002, 2005-2007Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs
Kobe Bryant72000-2002 2004, 2008-2010Los Angeles Lakers
James Worthy61984-1985, 1987-1989, 1991Los Angeles Lakers 
Michael Jordan61991-1993, 1996-1998Chicago Bulls
Scottie Pippen61991-1993, 1996-1998Chicago Bulls
Shaquille O'Neal61995, 2000-2002, 2004, 2006Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat
Tim Duncan61999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2014San Antonio Spurs
Tony Parker52003, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2014San Antonio Spurs
Larry Bird51981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987Boston Celtics
Kyrie Irving42015-2018Cleveland Cavaliers

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