Best NBA trash talker: Larry Bird or Gary Payton? | The Tylt
Best NBA trash talker: Larry Bird or Gary Payton?
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. Larry Bird defeated Rasheed Wallace in the first round of our bracket. After a brutal back-and-forth, Gary Payton also emerged victorious from our first round. Now the two legends are going face-to-face. Who's the greatest trash talker?
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Larry Bird’s play on the court was just part of his legend. For many who played against him, it was his trash talk that made him one of the most memorable stars in the NBA.
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.