Greatest Sports Rivalries Of All Time

Written by Makula Dunbar
The Celtics-Lakers rivalry through the years
The Celtics-Lakers rivalry through the years

Boston Celtics v. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

As this is the third Boston team that made the list, it’s safe to say that its fan base is one of the most diehard and most likely antagonistic out there. But people in L.A. give them a run for their money in Celtics-Lakers match ups, as the two teams make up over half of all NBA championships (L.A. has 16 titles and Boston has 17). They have met in the finals an impressive 12 times, and are consistently some of the top teams in the NBA (the 2013 season aside). Some of the greats have participated in the rivalry including Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, and Wilt Chamberlin…and the list goes on.