Ranking the L.A. Lakers’ 5 Most Despised Rivals This Season

On a roster with a myriad of strong personalities like the one the L.A. Lakers' possess, there are bound to be some heated exchanges during games.

Compiling the extremely competitive nature of Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace's long history of violence and aggression will definitely rub some teams the wrong way.

However, rivalries in the NBA boil down to the intensity and competitiveness of NBA games. The best teams in the NBA know that they are the best and enter each game expecting a victory.

With the collision of talents and strong wills between teams, a team loaded with pride and talent like the L.A. Lakers is bound to establish some rivalries over the years.

This list ranks the Lakers' top five rivals of this NBA season.

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