Boston and New York rivals. From basketball to football to baseball. Neck and neck at each others throats.
My first example is the NY Giants and the NE Patriots, a rivalry, always neck and neck. Two times they went against each other in the super bowl. Will there be a third? This is one rivalry that will never break no matter what! Who do you prefer? The monsters of New England or the joke of the NFL, besides the jets!!!
Now you got baseball. The NY Yankees and the Boston Red Socks. These teams hate each other and you can see that when they play against each other in their gamers. Trying to take each others heads off. I like the Yankees but i feel they need to put in work. They also lost some of their best players in traces. Like are you serious? They now rely on people fresh out of college or fem the bench. Now i feel that the Boston Red Socks have a chance, but i haven’t watched baseball for months. But I’m hoping the Yankees get into the game.
Now finally, Basketball. This rivalry is off the blacktop. Something that gets true fans ready to riot in the stands. If you were to tell a Celtics fan their team sucks, and the Knicks are better, your in trouble. You’ll literally have to get ready to knock someone out, if not run. This rivalry gets people going, this is something more teams in the NBA need.
Now some history on the rivaly of the Celtics and Knicks, In the summer of 2010, the New York Knicks signed Amare Stoudamire, formerly of the Phoenix Suns, who subsequently began rebuilding the team. Stoudemire averaged over 27 PPG in the 2010-11 season to help the Knicks clinch their first winning season since 2001. On February 21, 2011, the Knicks engaged in a high-profile trade with the Denver Nuggets to acquire superstar Carmelo Anthony. Those moves helped secure the Knicks’ first playoff berth since 2004, where they were immediately swept by the Celtics. However, the Celtics would lose to the Miami Heat. The 2012-13 season saw the Knicks flourish under the leadership of Anthony and offseason acquisition Tyson Chandler. Carmelo Anthony won the 2013 scoring title and helped them win the Atlantic Division for the first time since 1994. On January 7th, 2013, the two teams played in New York. With 9 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, a fight broke out on the court, triggered by animosity between Anthony and Boston’s Kevin Garnett. After the fight was broken up, words continued to be exchanged, and after the game Carmelo attempted to go after Garnett in the locker rooms. This led to Carmelo being suspended for one game. Carmelo served his suspension on January 10 when the Knicks faced the Pacers. A rep for the league released a statement, saying, “There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable to confront an opponent after a game.”Both teams met again in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. The Celtics, who had lost Rajon Rondo to a mid-season injury, led the first two games going into halftime but were held to 25 and 23 points respectively in the second half to fall to 0–2. With the series shifting to Boston, the Knicks won Game 3, but Boston avoided elimination by winning Game 4 in Boston and Game 5 in New York. Game 6, played in Boston, featured the Knicks leading by 26 in the fourth quarter. The Celtics went onto a 20–0 run in less than five minutes to make it a close game, but the Knicks held on to win their first playoff series since 2000. In the next round, the Knicks were beaten by the Indiana Pacers in 6 games.