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  1. #16
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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    Easily Wilt vs Russell. I think they played something like 130+ times (without Google help.) On the other hand Bird and Magic probably faced of less than 30 times.

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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    Bird is stone cold but in this video you can see what made magic great. His emotional IQ is off the charts. Incredible soul he has.

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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    90s Heat vs. Knicks was epic.

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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by HoopsNY View Post
    90s Heat vs. Knicks was epic.
    the reason defense isn't allowed today. Was getting closer to football at that point.

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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    Jordan vs Magic

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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    Special Mention: Reggie Miller & Spike Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kblaze8855 View Post
    Bird fought Doctor J, Barkley, Moses, and Ivaroni and Cedric Maxwell fought Darryl Dawkins and the 76ers crowd. I think the coach got involved once. Philly and Boston had a fight in the preseason once. Thatís the hatred the golden age rivalries were build on.

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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    He wasn’t good enough for me to be googling the proper spelling of his name.

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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kblaze8855 View Post
    He wasn’t good enough for me to be googling the proper spelling of his name.
    good? The guy was awful! Lakers don't win back to back if not for Frank Layden and Mark Ivaroni.

    https://youtu.be/7iWweaxB61k?t=500
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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    Wilt Russell
    Bird Magic
    Celtics Lakers
    Jordan vs the Pistons

    There's not too many good rivalries today.

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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    Cavs vs. dubs would have been good (if not great) if it weren't for kd.

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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    The thing with Wilt and Bill is that they were such great friends. I would say Bill/West and Wilt/Kareem were the better rivalries.

    For the fans while Lebron/Jordan is a dull toxic affair I think for the high IQ posters those that support John Stockton vs those that support Isiah Thomas as the better all-time PG is the most interesting and passionate debate.

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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kblaze8855 View Post
    Lakers and Celtics in general but the most hatred was 76ers and Celtics then the Knicks and whoever in the 90s. Bulls. Heat. Pacers. Everyone hated the Knicks. I think the suns hated them too.
    Yeah we hated the Celtics. Still do, but back then it was visceral.
    The whole east was a big rivalry. Sixers, Celtics Pistons, Knicks Pacers.....a little bit of the Bucks and Hawks.

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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    That I've seen - Magic vs Bird - from college to the NBA.

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    Default Re: What's the Greatest NBA rivalry ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by bison View Post
    Lebron vs Hair Loss


    Celtics vs Lakers, especially the 80s version.

    For me personally, 90s Bulls vs Knicks, it was a war.

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