The Cavaliers' first title in franchise history puts the team among elite company, joining the fraternity of past championship-winning squads. But where does Cleveland fall in the pecking order? Using WhatIfSports.com's NBA simulation engine, we placed the Cavs into a round-robin tournament featuring every Larry O'Brien Trophy winner since the 1990-91 season. In the simulation, every team played every other team 51 times.

Among the 26 total participants, 10 franchises were represented. The Chicago Bulls led the way with six teams in the field, followed by the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers with five each. Other franchises with multiple teams included the Miami Heat (three) and Houston Rockets (two). Check out how the teams performed, ranked by winning percentage:

2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Last 25 NBA Champions
Rank Team Win% PF PA Simulate vs. Cavs
1 1995-96 Chicago Bulls 69.1% 99.7 93.4 SimMatchup >
2 2012-13 Miami Heat 64.5% 99.3 95.0 SimMatchup >
3 2014-15 Golden State Warriors 63.1% 101.0 95.8 SimMatchup >
4 1996-97 Chicago Bulls 57.9% 95.7 92.9 SimMatchup >
5 1991-92 Chicago Bulls 57.2% 101.1 99.6 SimMatchup >
6 2006-07 San Antonio Spurs 56.7% 95.9 93.3 SimMatchup >
7 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs 56.7% 99.8 97.3 SimMatchup >
8 1990-91 Chicago Bulls 54.3% 102.2 100.8 SimMatchup >
9 2008-09 Los Angeles Lakers 53.9% 99.8 98.6 SimMatchup >
10 2004-05 San Antonio Spurs 53.6% 93.9 92.9 SimMatchup >
11 1992-93 Chicago Bulls 53.3% 98.9 98.0 SimMatchup >
12 1994-95 Houston Rockets 53.3% 102.0 100.6 SimMatchup >
13 2007-08 Boston Celtics 53.2% 95.8 94.7 SimMatchup >
14 2011-12 Miami Heat 49.4% 95.9 96.9 SimMatchup >
15 2005-06 Miami Heat 48.9% 98.6 99.0 SimMatchup >
16 2001-02 Los Angeles Lakers 47.7% 97.8 98.6 SimMatchup >
17 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers 47.0% 99.1 100.0 SimMatchup >
18 1999-00 Los Angeles Lakers 45.9% 95.6 97.3 SimMatchup >
19 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks 43.8% 98.4 99.6 SimMatchup >
20 2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers 43.6% 100.7 102.2 2016 Champs
21 2002-03 San Antonio Spurs 42.2% 92.1 95.4 SimMatchup >
22 2009-10 Los Angeles Lakers 40.2% 94.6 97.2 SimMatchup >
23 1998-99 San Antonio Spurs 39.9% 92.1 95.2 SimMatchup >
24 1997-98 Chicago Bulls 39.8% 91.7 95.2 SimMatchup >
25 1993-94 Houston Rockets 35.8% 96.2 100.5 SimMatchup >
26 2003-04 Detroit Pistons 29.2% 90.2 97.9 SimMatchup >

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The Cavaliers finished 20th in the 26-team field, winning 43.6 percent of their games. Cleveland's 100.7 points per game ranked fifth, but the team surrendered the most points in the tournament, yielded 102.2 points per contest.

In addition to suiting up for the Cavs, LeBron James played for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 Miami Heat as well. The latter earned a second-place finish in the tournament, winning 64.5 percent of contests. The 2011-12 Heat were right in the middle of the pack with a 49.4 winning percentage.

The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls came out on top in the tournament, winning 69.1 percent of contests. Their 93.4 points allowed per game was the fourth-lowest output. Three other Bulls teams -- the 1991, 1992 and 1997 title-winners -- finished in the top 10 as well.