‘What’s so Funny?’: Ric Bucher on the NBA’s Lack of Personal Rivalries

March 3rd, 2015 by Team Stream Now Leave a reply »

The glory days of big-time rivalries in the NBA may be gone for good.

Thanks to league-integrating events like the Olympics and the midseason All-Star break, standout guys are displaying less competitive attitudes toward each other on the court. Even the historic rivalry between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson was dismantled after the pair's off-court collaboration. 

Have the true rivalries really vanished from the NBA? Are players more concerned with having a good time and less concerned with who wins the game? Will we ever see another great rivalry in the NBA?

Bleacher Report's senior writer Ric Bucher breaks down the fall of the NBA rivalry era in the video above. 

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