These days the word "rivalry" gets thrown around way too often. Just because two teams had a couple exciting games against each other doesn't make it worthy of such a title. Has your so-called rivalry included the type of brawls where even the coaches get involved? Has it had a coach jump ship from one team to the hated nemesis? We can go on and on, but there aren't many true rivalries quite like what the Miami Heat and New York Knicks have had brewing for over a decade now.
With the two teams meeting in the playoffs for the first time since 2000, it's time to take a look at the history of their long-standing feud. From Allan Houston's teardrop that sent the No. 1 seeded Heat packing in the 1999 NBA Playoffs to the infamous Jeff Van Gundy incident, here is The History of the Knicks vs. Heat Rivalry.