Best Beef-Squashing Sports Moments

LeBron James and Dan Gilbert bury the hatchet.

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LeBron James and Dan Gilbert - Since making his notorious “Decision” and leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in 2010, LeBron James has had an icy relationship with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert. However, four years later, King James is rejoining Cleveland, after sitting down and officially squashing his beef with the Cavs owner. With James and Gilbert back on good terms, BET.com has assembled this list of moments when sports figures called a truce to their feuds.(Photos from left: AP Photo/Tony Dejak, Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner - Legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner had a special history with his then-manager Billy Martin. The Boss hired Martin in 1975 and fired him in 1978 for making public statements against Steinbrenner and star Reggie Jackson. That set off an astounding four more hiring and firings of Martin. At least they squashed their beef in between all of those transactions. Their truces just didn?t last. However, according to TIME magazine, Steinbrenner was reportedly considering bringing Martin back in 1989, before Martin was killed in a car accident. (Photo: Bettmann/CORBIS)

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Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner - Legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner had a special history with his then-manager Billy Martin. The Boss hired Martin in 1975 and fired him in 1978 for making public statements against Steinbrenner and star Reggie Jackson. That set off an astounding four more hiring and firings of Martin. At least they squashed their beef in between all of those transactions. Their truces just didn’t last. However, according to TIME magazine, Steinbrenner was reportedly considering bringing Martin back in 1989, before Martin was killed in a car accident. (Photo: Bettmann/CORBIS)

Evander Holyfield  - Best known as the fight (and bite) seen around the world, the infamous rematch bout between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield in 1997 was made more gruesome when Tyson bit off a chunk of Holyfield's ear. Boxing officials suspended Tyson's license and fined him $3 million for his savage conduct. (Photo: Steve Marcus /Landov/REUTERS)

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Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield - Mike Tyson bites the ear of Evander Holyfield during the third round of the WBA Heavyweight Championship fights in Las Vegas on June 28, 1997. The fight was called after Tyson was disqualified. (Photo: Steve Marcus /Landov/REUTERS)

Thrilla in Manila - Ali would again meet foe Joe Frazier in 1975. The bout, nicknamed the "Thrilla in Manila" and held in Quezon City, Philippines, was one that lasted 14 rounds and pushed both men to their physical and emotional limits. It would be Ali who reigned supreme.(Photo: KMazur/WireImage)

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Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier - Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier despised each other through most of their boxing rivalry. However, their feud fizzled out to the point where Ali and Frazier even sat side by side during the 2004 NBA All-Star Game in Frazier’s home city of Philadelphia. Ali even paid tribute to his former rival “Smokin' Joe” by saying, "The world has lost a great champion," when Frazier passed in 2011.(Photo: KMazur/WireImage)

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O?Neal - To this day, many hoops fans believe that the younger Kobe Bryant forced the Los Angeles Lakers? hand by threatening to exit if Shaquille O?Neal wasn't traded in 2004. At its peak, the rivalry got super ugly when Shaq spit a mean freestyle asking Kobe, "How does my a-- taste." O'Neal would, however, heed the great Bill Russell?s advice in squashing the beef with Bryant and killing the bad blood they had when O?Neal?s Miami Heat faced Kobe and the Lakers on Martin Luther King Day of 1996. Keep the peace.  (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal - To this day, many hoops fans believe that the younger Kobe Bryant forced the Los Angeles Lakers’ hand by threatening to exit if Shaquille O’Neal wasn't traded in 2004. At its peak, the rivalry got super ugly when Shaq spit a mean freestyle asking Kobe, "How does my a-- taste." O'Neal would, however, heed the great Bill Russell’s advice in squashing the beef with Bryant and killing the bad blood they had when O’Neal’s Miami Heat faced Kobe and the Lakers on Martin Luther King Day of 1996. Keep the peace.  (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman  - Star NFL cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman lit up Twitter last year with some back-and-forth trash talk. That said, it came as a surprise when Revis tweeted congratulations to Sherman when the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl this past February. Digital beef-squashing. Gotta love it.(Photos from left: Scott Halleran/Getty Images, Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman  - Star NFL cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman lit up Twitter last year with some back-and-forth trash talk. That said, it came as a surprise when Revis tweeted congratulations to Sherman when the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl this past February. Digital beef-squashing. Gotta love it.(Photos from left: Scott Halleran/Getty Images, Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

UFC's Dana White and Ken Shamrock - The origins of the beef between UFC's president, Dana White, and former star contender Ken Shamrock are hard to pinpoint. But it?s clear the two didn?t like each other at all. "It started off a little heated, we both have different opinions on the way things went down," White told reporters at the MGM Grand. "But at the end of the day, he wanted to end it, and I'm fine with that. I'm not as hard to deal with as everybody thinks I am."(Photos from left: Ross Dettman/Getty Images for IFL, Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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UFC's Dana White and Ken Shamrock - The origins of the beef between UFC's president, Dana White, and former star contender Ken Shamrock are hard to pinpoint. But it’s clear the two didn’t like each other at all. "It started off a little heated, we both have different opinions on the way things went down," White told reporters at the MGM Grand. "But at the end of the day, he wanted to end it, and I'm fine with that. I'm not as hard to deal with as everybody thinks I am."(Photos from left: Ross Dettman/Getty Images for IFL, Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)