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(LOS ANGELES) — In honor of the Los Angeles Kings facing off against the New York Rangers Friday night for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, check out a list of some of the other great West Coast-East Coast rivalries:

Rap Music: Tupac vs. Biggie

The most famous and devastating East Coast-West Coast feud involved rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, representing East Coast hip-hop and West Coast hip-hop, respectively. Biggie’s Bad Boy Records feuded with Tupac’s Death Row Records for years, with the feud ultimately ending when each rapper being shot and killed. Both deaths remain unsolved.

Burgers Shake Shack vs. In ‘N Out

The most famous rivalry in burgers may be that of Shake Shack, based in New York, versus California’s In ‘N Out burger. Californians pride themselves on their Animal Style burgers at In ‘N Out, while East Coasters wait in crazy long lines for Shackstyle burgers with Shack sauce.

Commuting: Subway vs. Traffic

Commuting is a pain in any state, but the East Coast and West Coast get to complain about different things. Is the subway running late in New York? That’s the worst. But is it worse than being stuck in traffic on the 405 in L.A.? Toss up.

Largest Google Office: Mountain View vs. NYC

Google’s Mountain View campus is world-famous for its cafeteria, private buses and on-site laundry. But Google’s New York City offices have ladders that allow you to climb between floors, a full-service cafeteria comparable to California’s, Ping-Pong tables, and other fun stuff — plus a city outside the front door.

Weather: Seasons vs. No Seasons

It’s always sunny in Los Angeles. Or at least, almost always. California’s temperate climate spans most of the state, while the East Coast enjoys all the seasons, including crunchy leaves in the fall and the chance of a white Christmas each year.

Beaches: Malibu vs. Hamptons

California’s temperate climate allows for beach-going much of the year, but the chilly temperatures in the Pacific can sometimes be a deterrent to swimming. The beaches on the East Coast, including in the famed New York resort community of the Hamptons, are best in the warm-weather months when the Atlantic is perfect for a swim.

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