Is Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat the Best Rivalry in the NBA?
The NBA season commences on October 30 with two games.
The second game is a rematch of this season's Eastern Conference Finals, which stretched to seven games. A series which pushed both rosters to their wits' end.
One of Miami's new rotation players is Ray Allen, the former starting shooting guard of the Celtics, who unceremoniously left.
These two teams aren't fans of each other. Rondo certainly agrees with me. When Allen left for Miami, the bad blood between the teams likely increased.
In a league where the two best players—Kevin Durant and LeBron James—are best friends, it is hard to find rivalries.
Half of the elite players like to play with one another, making rivalries in the league scarce.
Thankfully, the Celtics and Heat aren't friendly with each other. These two teams give us the best rivalry in the NBA—bar none, and one of the better ones in all of sports.
It is only fitting that the two teams are opening the season. Ray Allen faces his former team, while his current team, the Heat, earns their championship rings.
I'll say this: I can't wait for these two teams to face off on October 30. I think I echo the sentiment of all Celtics fans out there.
It is time to put banner No. 18 up in the Boston Garden.
However, before any championship promises can be made, Boston needs to get past Miami.
We'll see which team made the better additions when the Celtics head to Miami to face their hated foes and the major roadblock in their quest for another championship.
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