I included the Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs among sports' Top 10 current rivalries a while back and the hate email started pouring in.
Granted the Mavs don't have a championship. But the rivalry has everything else.
Hall of Famers. Unprecedented regular-season success. Playoff throwdowns. Oh yeah and, in case you forgot, good ol' hatred.
On the eve of tonight's Game 2 at American Airlines Center, Mavs owner Mark Cuban reminded us what we've all been thinking ...
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Diminish Mavs-Spurs if you must, but it's a short list of rivals who unabashedly announce they hate each other.