3. Shaq and Kobe
You think you know the story, but you don’t. It is widely accepted that the reason for Shaq leaving the Lakers was a power struggle between the two hall of fame basketball players. Accusations of Kobe being a ball-hog and Shaq being lazy were lobbed back and forth, until Lakers management decided to side with Kobe and trade Shaq to the Miami Heat. What very few people know is that Shaq and Kobe were, in fact, lovers.
When the secret relationship went sour (Kobe was apparently as selfish in the bedroom as he is on the basketball court), they found it impossible to be teammates, and for the health of the storied franchise, something had to be done. The rest is history.