Our girlfriends watch soap operas. We watch sports. We like to think that it's because we're above the drama, but the reality is that sports have their fair share of heated competition and gossip. It just happens on the court.

From Jeremy Lin being told by the New York Knicks that he wasn't worth the money to the animosity between Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan (actual slapping was involved), the NBA keeps it interesting. Our partners at Bleacher Report have gathered a list of the most heated rivalries in the NBA

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