5 Phoenix Suns rivalries of the future

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 28: Steve Nash
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Los Angeles Lakers

Who doesn’t hate the Lakers, right?

The division rival that flaunts their old titles and always thinks they’re about to trade scrubs for All-Stars and sign the league’s best players is a perfect candidate for a rivalry.

Honestly, is there anything more annoying than Kawhi Leonard saying he has to be a Laker? Why should they get a pass for being not good just because they play in Los Angeles and wear purple and gold?

If the do end up forming a superteam, they’ll be hated around the league. But even if they don’t they have the potential for a good young core going forward.

Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, and Julius Randle all have the potential to be good players, and they’ll likely be able to add someone else down the line.

Ready to compete in the very near future, the Lakers might be a year or two ahead of the Suns. But once the Suns are back in the playoffs, the two teams could be going any it for years.

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Combine the good young cores with the comments that Lavar Ball is sure to make, and the Lakers are immediately the most likely rival of the future for the Phoenix Suns.