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Three of the NBA's most dysfunctional teammates

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The recent revelations surrounding Washington Wizards duo John Wall and Bradley Beal have left the franchise in a bit of a position.

The point guard is reportedly unhappy with the imbalance in their pay grades while their playing styles have clashed on the court. They are reportedly ready to let bygones be bygones, but it's not always that easy.

With that being said, we take a look at three sets of teammates who have failed to get along throughout the years.

Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo

The Boston Celtics enjoyed title success in 2008 with the big three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen alongside Rajon Rondo, but the aforementioned duo of Allen and Rondo failed to see eye-to-eye in the final years of their time together.

The point guard was one of the driving forces behind Allen's move to the Miami Heat in 2012, that saw him win another title alongside LeBron James.

Rondo oft insisted their relationship was not as bad as reported, but Allen, upon his arrival in the Sunshine State said their beef started in '09 when Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers wanted to trade the duo to the Phoenix Suns for Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa and the 14th overall pick in the 2010 draft.

Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Four

Dwight Howard and James Harden

Problems appear to follow Dwight Howard wherever he goes; his final years with the Orlando Magic had issues, his time with Kobe Bryant was well-publicised and he did not get along with James Harden.

The Rockets' front office tried to cool down the reports of discord on numerous occasions but it was clear for all to see. The biggest moment came in the playoffs this year when Harden nailed a buzzer beater to prolong the series with the Warriors. The Houston bench wasn't the most animated place, but Dwight remained stone-faced on the sideline.

The big man insisted he was not utilised properly at the Toyota Center while Harden opted for his score-first mindset of basketball. The shooting guard has been chosen as the future of the franchise while Howard finds himself back home in Atlanta.

Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal

Definitely the most successful duo in this article, but they were able to put their differences behind them to achieve incredible success.

A three-peat in the early 00s under Phil Jackson saw the L.A. Lakers dominate the NBA with two of the best players to ever grace the hardwood but their personalities clashed heavily.

Kobe Bryant's attention to detail proved too much for many people and he even managed to get under the skin of the big man Shaquille O'Neal. They have, however, buried the hatchet.

Lakers v Timberwolves

Topics:
Kobe Bryant
LA Lakers
Pacific Division
Western Conference
NBA
Dwight Howard
Houston Rockets
Southwest Division
Boston Celtics
Atlantic Division
Eastern Conference
James Harden

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