Here Are The 10 Best Rivalries In The NBA

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This post originally appeared at Bleacher Report. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics resume their storied rivalry Thursday night as Kobe Bryant and the Lakers take on the Green in Beantown.

And whether it’s Kobe versus Boston’s “Big Three” or Magic going up against Bird, this Lakers-Celtics rivalry—probably the NBA‘s best ever—has seen plenty of meaningful iterations in recent years.

But there are plenty of other NBA rivalries that are nearly as bitter.

Here’s a look at 10 of pro basketball’s best rivalries of the last 30 years, at >

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