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The New Rivalries of the NBA
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Forget the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. Those two titans have been dominating the conversation about the NBA's biggest rivalries for long enough.

It's time for some new adversarial blood.

With the 2013-14 season just around the corner, we'll look ahead at some of the most-heated rivalries on the horizon. In some cases, public sniping has helped create new enemies. In others, the bad blood derives from heated playoff series.

And in some instances, certain teams and players—like Kyrie Irving and John Wall, for example—are simply on collision courses with one another.

Pick a side, and hold your ground. It's time to run down the rivalries of the next generation.

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