Is Lakers-Celtics still a big-time rivalry?
Feb 07, 2013 10:58 AM

It's usually a big deal whenever the Lakers take on the Celtics. The two teams have battled back and forth across the years in matchups featuring some of the greatest players of all time in their primes. This time around, though, it's a bit of a letdown. The Lakers are struggling, and the Celtics are barely hanging on in the East. Kobe Bryant is frustrated; Paul Pierce doesn't want to be part of a rebuilding process -- it's a fallow time for this rivalry. Is it still an all-time great?

xxSamuelxx123: "It's always Boston vs someone else"

Mr. 81 pts: "Lakers and Celtics = Proven Champs. Rest Of League = Proven Chumps."

allabawab: "the best ever rivalry is NC vs duke. i do not like to watch college sports but when those two team play i make sure to watch them."

woodsdt: "UNC vs Duke hands down."

ImTylerDurden: "Michigan/Ohio State has to be the greatest rivalry if only because it covers multiple sports, be it football or basketball or hockey. You name it. They battle in all of these sports and are competitive in all of these sports and lead their league in all of these sports."

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Which team wins?

Both teams need this win badly. The Lakers are dealing with Pau Gasol's injury, while the Celtics have lost Rajon Rondo for the season.

VOTE: SN's Pick: Lakers at Celtics

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