Quick Bit: The Knicks and Blazers will battle it out for the 2022 Las Vegas Summer League Championship. Which other teams have won the event in previous seasons?

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A new Summer League champion will be crowned Sunday as the New York Knicks and the Portland Trail Blazers battle for the title at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

The Knicks and Blazers finished their qualifying games with a 3-1 record and while five other teams hold the same record (Raptors, Bucks, Celtics, Thunder, and Bulls), the Knicks and Blazers advanced to the championship game thanks to superior point differential.

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The Knicks are in search of their first Summer League crown, while the Blazers won in 2018 and will look to tie the Sacramento Kings for the most championships (2).

The first Las Vegas Summer League was played in 2004, featuring six teams. In 2004, the Celtics, Cavaliers, Nuggets, Magic, Suns and Wizards played a 13-game schedule, but no champion was crowned.

In each year since, the event has grown and since 2018, all 30 teams have participated, with the Warriors winning the first Summer League championship in 2013.

Here’s the full list of NBA Summer League champions dating back to 2013.

Complete list of NBA Las Vegas Summer League champions

After the COVID-19 pandemic caused a one-year break for the Las Vegas Summer League, the Kings came back to claim the title in 2021.

In addition to Louis King being named MVP of the championship game, Sacramento’s Davion Mitchell earned co-MVP of the league, with both players sparking the championship run.

NBA Summer League Champions
Year
Team
MVP
2022

2021
Sacramento Kings
Louis King
2020
n/a (Covid)

2019
Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke
2018
Portland Trail Blazers
KJ McDaniels
2017
Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma
2016
Chicago Bulls
Jerian Grant
2015
San Antonio Spurs
Jonathon Simmons
2014
Sacramento Kings
Ray McCallum Jr.
2013
Golden State Warriors
Ian Clark

How to watch Las Vegas Summer League Championship Game

When: Sunday, July 17

Where: Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas

Time: 3:00 p.m. ET

Channels: ESPN family of networks | NBA TV

Streaming: ESPN app | fuboTV | Sling TV

NBA 2K23 Summer League games will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. All 30 NBA teams will participate and play five games each.

Games will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and NBA TV in the United States. Viewers in the U.S. can also stream Summer League games on the ESPN app, fuboTV or Sling TV.

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