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Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics: Great Rivalry but Not the Best in Sports

When the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics meet in the NBA Finals for the 12th time it will be a reprisal of what some consider the best rivalry in all of sports.

However, I am not among those numbers.

Don't get me wrong, Lakers-Celtics is definitely the best rivalry in the NBA, but it lacks certain elements that prevent it from being THE best rivalry in all of sports.

Some of the most important factors to consider when dissecting a rivalry are fanbase, sustained success between the rival teams, proximity, competitive balance in head-to-head matchups, and the number of championships won.

The Lakers and Celtics meet most of my criteria and certainly constitute a legitimate rivalry, but sustained success between the teams and competitive balance are the are...

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