Some NBA rivalries are fleeting. On the other hand, some are sacred. No amount of time could pass that would heal the wounds some franchises have inflicted on each other.
Such is the rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. In fact, it’s the greatest rivalry in the history of the NBA – if not American sports in general.
Throughout the 1960s and 1980s, these teams met in the NBA Finals on countless occasions. In recent years, it’s become a less common occurrence.
Still, the bitter feelings between these two organizations and fanbases remain.
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With that context in mind, the two sides could struggle to strike a deal. At the same time, the NBA is a big business – feelings have to be put aside. If a trade suited both teams’ mutual interests, they’d have to make it.
Whether this deal that sends Anthony Davis to the Boston Celtics does so or not is a matter of debate.