|Dates:||March 27–April 9|
|Eastern Finals:||Celtics defeated Warriors, 4–2|
|Western Finals:||Hawks defeated Lakers, 4–3|
The 1960 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series of the 1960 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1959–60 season.
The best-of-seven series was played between the Western Conference champion St. Louis Hawks and the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. It was Boston's fourth trip to the NBA Finals and St. Louis' third. The Celtics beat the Hawks 4–3. The Finals featured Hall of Famers Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Bill Sharman, Frank Ramsey, Sam Jones, K.C. Jones, Coach Red Auerbach, Bob Pettit, Cliff Hagan, Slater Martin, Clyde Lovellette, and Coach Alex Hannum.
This was the last time the NBA Finals would be played in March.
1961 NBA Playoffs
|St. Louis Hawks (Western Division Champion)||Boston Celtics (Eastern Division Champion)|
1st Western, 2nd Overall
|Regular season||59–16 (.787)
1st Eastern, 1st Overall
|Earned first-round bye||Division Semifinals||Earned first-round bye|
|Defeated the (3) Minneapolis Lakers, 4–3||Division Finals||Defeated the (2) Philadelphia Warriors, 4–2|