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The Best Rivalry In All of Sports

AP

To understand how influential and far reaching the Lakers-Boston Celtics rivalry really is, and why it now stands alone as the greatest rivalry in all of sports, just consider the impact it has had on the current participants.

From this group alone, the drama, intrigue and magnitude of the epic L.A.-Boston NBA Finals matchups of yesteryear helped spawn an All-Star, a legend and the greatest European center of all-time.

Can any other sports rivalry boast the same sort of influence?

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