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Ugly vs. Ugly! It's the NBA Finals on ABC

The Sports Guy says the 2003 NBA Finals is a clash of styles ... two very ugly styles, that is.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:18 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

There's an old boxing saying that "styles make fights." Throw Gatti and Ward in the ring together, and it's pure magic. Throw De la Hoya and Trinidad together, and you'll be asleep by Round Six. It's all about the matchup. That's why the Frazier-Ali rivalry stood the test of time, not because of the personalities as much as two simple facts: Ali was a better boxer, but Frazier's sprawling left hook was the one punch he couldn't stop. Styles make fights.

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