Boston's rivalry with New York is legendary. Boston's rivalry with Los Angeles? It's been a while since we've had anyone out there to get all worked up about. Now, with the Celtics-Lakers rivalry renewed and the NBA Finals shifting to the Left Coast, we asked a writer in each city - the Globe's Names columnist Mark Shanahan and alt-weekly editor Alan Mittelstaedt, a former New Englander who writes a column called LA Sniper - to explain why his city is the better one.
(Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe, AP Photo/Nick Ut)