Some of the greatest rivalries in professional sports take place on the NBA hardwood and date all the way back to 1952, so ranking the top five rivalries in the history of the game takes a little work. The fact of the matter is that when it comes to the NBA, short (but very very serious) rivalries dominate our attention. So in order to make the list, there needs to not only be blood shed between the two teams but also iconic moments. These intangibles are what makes a rivalry great.
Speaking of making/breaking a rivalry, we suggest that you check out playVS–a free social gaming app–if you’re into making some rivalries of your own. Pick your favorite team and represent them in fun/free mobile social games. Not only do you get to win bragging rights for your favorite squads in 2 person head-to-head gaming challenges, but you’re also playing somewhat selfishly to win awesome prizes (electronics, clothing and gear, travel, food and more).