Lakers vs. Celtics and the 10 Best Rivalries in Sports

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Lakers vs. Celtics and the 10 Best Rivalries in Sports
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I’m no historian, but the first rivalry was probably created right after the inception of sports. Rivalries and sports go together like Charlie Sheen and anything illegal. 

Rivalries have started for many different reasons, but they all have one thing in common. 

Every rivalry game is special. Every rivalry game is marked on a calendar with red ink. 

When two teams that just hate each other go head-to-head, fans are in for a treat. Rivalries have spawned many different fields. Just think Biggie and Tupac, or the Montagues and Capulets. 

But sports rivalries are the best. The pure desire to beat the opponent always means that both sides are going to work extra hard.

This is heaven for a sports fan. One does not simply miss a rivalry match. 

Here are the 10 best. 

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