Friday, January 30, 2009

Spurs vs. Suns My Favorite Rivalry in the NBA

There are a lot of great rivalries in the NBA. Everyone talks about the Lakers and the Celtics and the Celtics and the Cavaliers, and while those are great rivalries there is one rivalry that has grown over the past few years and sadly the rivalry does not get the notoriety that it deserves. The San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns are two Western Conference teams who have met plenty of times in the regular and in the post season and over the past few years things have gotten heated. Last night NBA fans were treated to another edition of this great rivalry.

The Suns and the Spurs have met in the playoffs on four occasions in the last eight seasons. Each one of those series have given us plenty of drama to watch. Who could forget Steve Nash being hip checked into the wall by Robert Horry with a hit that would have made Alexander Ovchkin proud.

That hit along with the craziness that followed led to plenty of suspensions and what many Phoenix Suns fans considered a tainted series.

However, the drama between these two teams has not been limited to just the post season play. Finally the NBA got it right when they had these two teams square off on Christmas Day and the whole world was introduced to Roger Mason Jr.

While many don't see this rivalry as all that important, but it is growing into one of the best in the NBA. in addition as it stands, these two teams are once again on a crash course to meet in this years playoffs. Buckle up, because this years series could go down as one for the ages.


BlueWorkhorse said...

Where's the love for the Charlotte/Memphis rivalry? That's got to at least be a close second.

Dumont J. Walker III said...

Eh, that's an interesting one brewing, but I put that one up there with the Wizards vs. Cavaliers rivalry. Its fun to watch but not there yet. Spurs Suns has an affect on the NBA Championship almost every year.

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