top 5 greatest trash talkers
PG- Gary Payton- You could see him flappin' his mouth all game long just watchin him on tv
SG- Michael Jordan- Talked smack all game long, but he's the greatest and could back it up every night
SF- Larry Bird- "I'm gonna get the ball right here and shoot it in your face and win the game", nuff said
PF- Dennis Rodman- His battles with The Mailman were fun to watch
C- Shaq- I don't know if he talks on the court like he does to the media, but he's definitely not shy about expressing his views
From what Magic Johnson said Larry Bird, MJ and Reggie Miller were all massive trash talkers.
Reggie Miller is in the top 5 for sure, his trash talking with the Knicks fans (and Spike Lee in particular) in the 90's when the Pacers and Knicks went head to head multiple times in the playoffs was always a headline story
5.Larry Bird u watch old nba games u see his jaws goin away. 4. Ron Artest he's always use to get it in with kobe.
3.Reggie Miller him and spike lee and him and jordan which led to a fight.
2.Michael Jordan best player of all time why wouldnt he talk trash.
1.Gary Payton even to he retire he ws still talking trash.
Eric Devendorf may be the biggest trash talker of all-time. It's probably the reason he didn't get drafted. He'll hit a three-point shot or shoot a fancy layup and he'll scream F... you all the up the floor. Or he'll hit a game-winning shot and jump on a scores table and yell F....you to the 28,000 in attendence inside Madison Square Garden. He had swagger, but boy he was a trash talker.
Dhamp...the greatest basketball mind in the world. Next to Hubie Brown anyway.
Kevin Garnett and suprisingly...Baron Davis, i got to Warriors game all the time and you can hear him consantly talking during the game
Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace, and Sam Cassel maybe.
um ron artest anybody?
Reggie Miller recalled his encounter with Larry Bird's legendary trash talking ability in his book "I Love Being The Enemy". Reggie tried to disrupt Larry's concentration when he was shooting free throws late in a game. Larry glared at him, made the first free throw and said, "Rook, I am the best &$#%#&@! shooter in the league. In the league, understand? And you're up here trying to &$#%#&@! tell me something?" Then Larry buried the second free throw.
Haha larry bird all day
I too was surprised Ron Artest wasn't mentioned but it may be because he doesn't talk too much, he's more of a physical trash talker rather than verbally...
Kevin Garnett would talk alot of trash to himself too lol but he plays with so much passion he just jaws with everything on the court, refs, teammates, opponents, himself coaches...EVERYBODY.. but no one does it like Gary Payton though, he'd talk like he wanted to fight you
Gary Payton, Kevin Garnett, Reggie Miller, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird. for future consideration im throwin in Brandon Jennings haha
Sam Cassell for honoravle mention
he always talks s*** and when he blocks or dunks on you, he'll let you know it. plus before, the wolf howl and grin was intimidating.
PG: Gary Payton
SG: Reggie Miller
SF: Larry Bird
PF: Rasheed Wallace
C: Kevin Garnett
and i know it's not really trash talk but i was always a fan of Mutombo's finger wag haha
I seen something about this a few years back, they asked many NBA players who talked the most trash, almost everyone said Gary Payton.
for sure, isn't he the all time leader in tech's. But his trash-talking is more to the refs.
BALL DON'T LIE!!!!!