Originally Posted by JM
I don't think there's that many rivalries in the NBA period and certainly nothing that remotely compares to Celtics/Lakers. Probably because there's been 3 dominant teams over the NBA's existence and no one put up much of a competitive fight in their years of dominance.
This is true. Actually, Celtics/Lakers are one of the biggest rivalries in all sports and I'd say easily the biggest in North American sports as they've competed for championships while other rivalries are usually in conferences/divisions.
There have been some other great ones this last decade though; such as the Lakers/Spurs, Spurs/Suns, Dallas/Lakers, Dallas/Spurs. Sadly I don't see those types of rivalries happening again since every player wants to be "friends" now and act like complete ......s when around each other. There is no more hate involved as players know each other too well.