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Best NBA trash talker: Gary Payton or Kevin Garnett?
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We're honoring pro basketball's best athletes with the gift of gab. We've compiled the greatest NBA trash-talkers into one bracket and we want you to decide who should walk away as the champion.

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Gary Payton was known as "The Glove" during his NBA career for his tight defense, but his trash talk might have been his most potent weapon. Most players stop to breathe when they're engaging in trash talk. Payton had a nonstop motor mouth that gave him the advantage in any matchup.

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The only man to go after Michael Jordan and live to tell the tale.

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It's only dumb if it doesn't work. Payton gets in Voshon Lenard's head, and gets him to commit two quick fouls. Just Gary being Gary.

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Kevin Garnett may be the most intense player to ever step foot onto an NBA floor. In the heat of the moment, nothing is off limits to Garnett. He will bark at you for anything and everything if he thinks it gives him an advantage.

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Usually, players will stop at talking about family or loved ones. Garnett allegedly told Carmelo Anthony that his wife tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios in the middle of a game. Anthony denied Garnett ever said it, but it isn't out of the question when it comes to the future Hall of Famer.

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Not even health issues were off limits for Garnett. Calling someone bad at basketball isn't terrible, but going after a person with a medical condition?

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