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29$JerZ
08-07-2009, 10:26 PM
Who is that 1 team that when they come to your floor you just hope you team just spanks them? Whether it be because you don't like their players, or because the teams have a history,etc. You like when the season rolls and you look forward to this matchup?

For me being a Knicks fan its definitely when we play Boston and Miami :cool:

Chill with baiting.

B.JenningsMVP
08-07-2009, 10:30 PM
LA Sparks vs LA Clippers.. Games are always close but Sparks always beat the Clips :)



But really, Lakers Celtics.

zo#33
08-07-2009, 10:30 PM
Bulls, Knicks and Lakers for me

kobe24>lebron23
08-07-2009, 10:37 PM
Lakers celtics and lakers spurs

flip_loyalty
08-07-2009, 10:42 PM
i used to like boston vs detroit or detroit vs bulls, but now detroits all split up. i like suns-mavs, lakers-celts, shaq vs lakers, carter vs raps, spurs-mavs, im looking forward to a new rivalry that might happen with raps and magic. considering the 2008 playoffs and carter with magic and turk with raps

Beno7500
08-07-2009, 10:55 PM
Lakers, Warriors, Lakers, Lakers, Lakers, Warriors, Lakers, Lakers, Warriors, Lakers

Mavrix
08-07-2009, 11:06 PM
San Antonio Spurs.

Raph12
08-07-2009, 11:15 PM
Orlando vs Cleveland - Time for Lebron to continue to face the one guy/living nightmare who has had the King's number/haunted the King, since LBJ had entered the league

Raps18-19 Champ
08-07-2009, 11:16 PM
Raptors vs Vince Carter.

Raps18-19 Champ
08-07-2009, 11:17 PM
Also, Raptors vs 76ers is somewhat of a rivalry.

theimortalone
08-07-2009, 11:25 PM
Suns vs. Lakers.

I swear I have seen a thread like this before. :eyebrow:

Raph12
08-07-2009, 11:28 PM
Also, Raptors vs 76ers is somewhat of a rivalry.

really with the departure of VC from TO and AI from Philly, I would think the rivalry is somewhat dead now

J_M_B
08-07-2009, 11:31 PM
As a Miami Heat fan it's the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, and the New York Knicks. Bad blood Miami has against these teams in the playoffs.

late 90's: Knicks-Heat rivalry was pretty intense

'04-'06: Eastern Conference Finals Pistons-Heat

Miami always plays the Bulls once in awhile either it was Jordan's Bulls or during the '06 and '07 playoffs.

nbaguy123
08-07-2009, 11:32 PM
orlando vs toronto? orlando seems to bring the best out of bosh, and theses teams always play well against each other. VC has also joined the magic so thats gonna be interesting.. hedo is on the raps now too. bosh and dwight are really good friends

disk 8
08-07-2009, 11:41 PM
Lebron VS Wade is always a good night. cavs VS wizards too.

Raps18-19 Champ
08-08-2009, 12:01 AM
really with the departure of VC from TO and AI from Philly, I would think the rivalry is somewhat dead now

True but they are in our division so it is somewhat of 1.

Raps18-19 Champ
08-08-2009, 12:03 AM
From what it looks like, Magic and Raptors could turn into one.

Hedo, Vince, and Dwight and Bosh(Friendship and 2 of the best young big men in the league).

Toenail Clipper
08-08-2009, 01:28 AM
Clippers and Lakers.
I love watching the Clippers lose and get boo'd at their homecourt floor
WOOOO

Ripper Gein
08-08-2009, 01:31 AM
LAKERS vs celtics EVERYTHING ELSE IS IRRELEVANT!

Raph12
08-08-2009, 01:34 AM
From what it looks like, Magic and Raptors could turn into one.

Hedo, Vince, and Dwight and Bosh(Friendship and 2 of the best young big men in the league).

Now thats more like it, Orlando will hate Hedo for bolting after a Finals season for selfish reasons (not the money despite popular belief, it was the Turkish community in TO) and Toronto will forever hate VC for demanding a trade and playing like sh/t in his last few seasons just so he could be traded.

The Dwight vs Bosh thing idk, I mean I guess they do play hard against each other to prove who is the best young big man, but they don't really guard one-another, not often enough anyway.

But yes, I agree with this one, Orlando vs Toronto will shape up to be quite the rivalry, going to have to watch this game should be fun.

PBG
08-08-2009, 01:53 AM
used to love watching pistons vs magic. sheed seemed to just toy around with howard, that was always fun to watch. pretty sure the days of the 'stons dominating the magic are over for tho :sad2:

pd7631
08-08-2009, 10:44 AM
Also, Raptors vs 76ers is somewhat of a rivalry.

I'm not really sure how the Raps and Sixers are a rival. It must only be seen as a rivalry in the eyes of Raptors fans, because I can almost guarantee no Sixer fans think of the Raptors as a rival. We met in the playoffs once, that doesn't sound like a rivalry to me.


No real rival for the Sixers right now considering we aren't good enough to have one, but going back to the 80's the Celtics and Lakers still get the fans fired up in Philly.

Jays Claw
08-08-2009, 10:54 AM
Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic

Wilson
08-08-2009, 11:27 AM
Well obviously there's the Celtics. It's always good to play the Spurs as well...

The Panch
08-08-2009, 11:43 AM
It used to be Bulls-Jazz and Reggie vs New York, my favorite. Then it went from them to Pistons-Pacers, that was a good rivalry, and it had a brawl in the middle of it, and Lakers-Kings. Now days, players are not on teams long enough, with players being traded left and right, people bolting their teams fo money, or taking a pay cut to win a championship because they are never good enough to win one by theirself, thats why I love basketball from the 80s and 90s, players would stay one they team they got drafted by their whole career, and that is how rivalrys are made, playing the same team with the players year after year.

mitch91
08-08-2009, 11:43 AM
for me being a suns fan its, the spurs....god i hate the spurs and the lakers....god i hate the lakers!

Tom81
08-08-2009, 11:44 AM
suns-spurs
suns-lakers
suns-mavs
suns-rockets

ctitus45
08-08-2009, 12:02 PM
my Mavs vs San Antonio..on any court. I got to witness game 7 of the 06 playoffs. It was a thing of beauty to witness the Mavs advance the way they did.

AK23
08-08-2009, 12:32 PM
houston vs utah/san antonio

Tmac,lt,berkman
08-08-2009, 12:38 PM
Lakers celtics,lakers rockets, rockets jazz

mikantsass
08-08-2009, 12:47 PM
Lakers. Hate Kobe (even though he is the best player in the NBA). Hate Gasoft. Hate Phil (his nickname should be big baby). Hate Sasha.

I also enjoy the Knicks rivalry. I hope they can get good again because there is nothing like traveling to MSG for a game.

Lakers4ItAll
08-08-2009, 02:01 PM
I used to love Lakers/Kings but now Lakers/Boston & Lakers/Suns

goldenstater
08-08-2009, 02:35 PM
everytime the lakers come to oakland its fun. they are really the only team that brings a lot of fans in so its fun to watch them lose. plus we always seem to play them pretty good. kings too i guys but nobody really cares about the kings.

arkanian215
08-08-2009, 02:50 PM
it used to be carter vs toronto. those were fun to watch. nets-76ers, nets-knicks, nets-celtics, nets-heat (less so lately).

AntwanN21
08-08-2009, 03:44 PM
I hate vs cleveland because all we hear about the whole game is Lebron James, i also enjoy playing orlando and the nets ( no more vince carter though)

johnnychan
08-08-2009, 03:47 PM
Lakers vs. Celtics
Lakers vs. Spurs

MiamiHeat
08-08-2009, 03:53 PM
as a miami heat fan it's the chicago bulls, detroit pistons, and the new york knicks. Bad blood miami has against these teams in the playoffs.

Late 90's: Knicks-heat rivalry was pretty intense

'04-'06: Eastern conference finals pistons-heat

miami always plays the bulls once in awhile either it was jordan's bulls or during the '06 and '07 playoffs.

+1

DetroitRipCity
08-08-2009, 03:59 PM
Pistons - Cavs

Its the Michigan Ohio thing

Raps18-19 Champ
08-08-2009, 05:29 PM
I'm not really sure how the Raps and Sixers are a rival. It must only be seen as a rivalry in the eyes of Raptors fans, because I can almost guarantee no Sixer fans think of the Raptors as a rival. We met in the playoffs once, that doesn't sound like a rivalry to me.


No real rival for the Sixers right now considering we aren't good enough to have one, but going back to the 80's the Celtics and Lakers still get the fans fired up in Philly.

Well we are in the same division so it is somewhat of a rivalry.

bogdanrom
08-08-2009, 05:31 PM
cleveland