Rebuilding a rivalry

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February 20, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash (10) moves the ball against the defense of Boston Celtics power forward Jeff Green (8) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

[Note: This piece was written in collaboration with the Co- Editor of Lake Show Life Caleb Cottrell. Give Caleb a follow on Twitter @Caleb_Cottrell! Questions answered by Caleb are marked "CC".]

It’s only been three years since the Los Angeles Lakers won a championship, and five for the Boston Celtics, but things have changed — drastically. Both teams are known for being perennial championship contenders, having a historic rivalry, and, at times, having questionable fans. Now, the Celtics are tanking — even though their team denies it — and the Lakers may not make the playoffs after Dwight Howard’s departure. With both teams most likely being in a world of hurt, we answer some of the major questions going into the season.

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