Top sports feuds

Athletes are a passionate breed, which explains why they often get into fights with one another. From attacks with metal batons to freestyle raps, these feuds are guaranteed to entertain.


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15 Oct 1999: Relief pitcher John Rocker #49 of the Atlanta Braves celebrates as he walks off the field during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium in New York. The Braves defeated the Mets 1-0.

John Rocker and the general public: Rocker was every team's public relations nightmare. His notorious statement often raised controversy. This feud is between John Rocker and the general public.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 11: Tiger Woods of the USA and Sergio Garcia of Spain stand on the 11th tee during round three of THE PLAYERS Championship at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods: Things between these golfers escalated during the Players Championships. Their fight has continued on after the tournament ended and Woods has even publically stated that he will not make up with Garcia.

LOUDON, NH - AUGUST 13: Danica Patrick driver of the #7 Team GoDaddy Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda stands in pit lane during practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on August 13, 2011 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) NEW YORK - MAY 19: Indy 500 driver Milka Duno poses atop a tour bus during a media availability May 19, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jonathan Fickies/Getty Images)

Danica Patrick and Milka Duno: Danica did not like the way that Milka was driving during their Indy practice. When Patrick went to confront her, Duno threw a towel in her face.

17 FEB 1994: TONYA HARDING WALKS BY AS NANCY KERRIGAN OF THE USA TAKES A BREAK DURING PRACTICE IN LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY. Mandatory Credit: Pascal Rondeau/ALLSPORT

Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan: Olympic figure skating is incredibly competitive. In 1994, that competitiveness got extremely ugly. Tonya Harding conspired with her husband and others to injure the legs of rival skater Nancy Kerrigan.

äLOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Former NBA star Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers and film maker Spike Lee look on during the NBA game between the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers Staples Center on November 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Spike Lee and Reggie Miller: Spike and Reggie go way back. The award-winning filmmaker and Basketball Hall of Famer have engaged each other for nearly 20 years, trading barbs and gestures on the court. This year Spike Lee even video bombed Reggie while he was doing a pre-game NBA show.

1974: MUHAMMAD ALI OUTPOINTS JOE FRAZIER IN NEW YORK. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK/ALLSPORT

Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier: Boxing is known for its feuds inside of the ring as well as outside of it. Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier were enemies during their careers. Their daughters even fought against one another in the ring.

MINNEAPOLIS - MAY 23: Kobe Bryant #8 and Shaquille O'Neal #34 of the Los Angeles Lakers look on in the second half of Game two of the Western Conference Finals against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2004 NBA Playoffs on May 23, 2004 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Kobe and Shaq: Sometimes having two superstars in one locker room is a recipe for disaster. Shaq and Kobe had a long feud with one another and it even escalated to the point where Shaq rapped about Kobe

�RANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 19: Portrait of (L-R) Second Baseman Jeff Kent #21 and Left Fielder Barry Bonds #25 both of the San Francisco Giants during game one of the World Series against the Anaheim Angels on October 19, 2002 at Edison Field in Anaheim, California. The Giants defeated the Angels 4-3. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Former teammates Jeff Kent, left, and Barry Bonds didn't always get along. Bonds' instructional stint will start when Kent's ends. (Getty Images)