There are only a few really heated rivalries in professional sports today that despite whether or not you actually a fan of either team still make it really enjoyable to watch as you see two teams that don’t like each other battle it out.
The one rivalry in baseball today that gets a lot of attention and justifiably so, is when the New York Yankees face off against the Boston Red Sox. No matter who you are, matter what team you support in the MLB, there’s a good chance that you as he watched the Red Sox /Yankees game at some point in your life. Players may come and go on these storied baseball franchises, but the rivalry is always there and extremely heated to say the least.
Unfortunately, no other rivalry in any other professional sport really comes close to the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, but the one that has started to come back as one of the best rivalries in sports is the Los Angeles Lakers go head-to-head against the Boston Celtics.
A couple of seasons ago, the Boston Celtics completely revamped their team by adding to superstars into the mix in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Not only was the addition of these two players she which to say the least, but the Celtics also drafted a promising young point guard in Rajon Rondo.
Needless to say, Rondo has come into his own playing alongside superstars Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett and is arguably the best point guard in the league today. With this team as complete as it could be, the Boston Celtics went on to win an NBA title in their first year with the superstars and young point guard together.
The one thing that made this even more interesting than it already was is the fact that they won that NBA title with a victory over Kobe Bryant and the arch rival Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.
Back in the 1980s, Magic Johnson led his Los Angeles Lakers won multiple titles over the Boston Celtics and Larry Bird. Not only do the Lakers win a few titles during that decade, but so did the Celtics and their rivalry intensified more and more with every passing season.
The rivalry is still pretty heated at this point, but probably will never reach the intensity of the 80s as it was a different game a different time. Even though this is most likely the case, the NBA Finals could shape up to be a very entertaining one this season as the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are favorites to reach the NBA championship once again.
Back in 2008, Boston Celtics basically dominated Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals and went on to win an NBA title in somewhat convincing fashion, but since then Kobe Bryant and company have really come on strong and will be the defending champs this time around if they can get past the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals.
The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers meeting in the NBA Finals for a rematch of 2008 is by far the most desired matchup of any combination of teams left, but both teams still have to finish off their current opponents in order to make their rematch happen.
More than likely though, we will see Kobe Bryant and company try to avenge the 2008 loss against the Boston Celtics In the NBA Finals this season.