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Best NBA trash talker: Larry Bird or Rasheed Wallace?

The NBA’s best were honored with awards on June 26, so we’re handing a lifetime achievement honor of our ownthe NBA’s greatest trash talker. In this matchup, we have Larry Bird vs. Rasheed Wallace. Not one to lack confidence, Bird would torture opponents by telling them exactly what he was going to do, and then do it. Wallace always had a comment about something, including the absolute truth of the ball. Who you got? 🏀 🗣

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Best NBA trash talker: Larry Bird or Rasheed Wallace?
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Best NBA trash talker: Larry Bird or Rasheed Wallace?
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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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#TeamLarryBird

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. 

#TeamLarryBird

Even when the opposition knew what Bird was going to do, they still couldn't stop him.

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Bird was neither the fastest nor strongest NBA player, but he backed up his talk time and time again.

#TeamSheed

Rasheed Wallace was one of the biggest men to play in the NBA, but he was known more for his mouth than his smooth jump shot. 

#TeamSheed

Don't miss a foul shot around Rasheed Wallace.

#TeamSheed
"You better get that little bitch off me." -- Rasheed Wallace to the Grizz bench after scoring on Rudy Gay for the second straight time.
FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Best NBA trash talker: Larry Bird or Rasheed Wallace?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamLarryBird
#TeamSheed