Best NBA trash talker: Michael Jordan or Larry Bird? | The Tylt
Best NBA trash talker: Michael Jordan or Larry Bird?
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. We are in the final round, and the competition is fierce to take the crown.
Having the ability to dominate a sport gives players a lot of confidence. Michael Jordan's greatness gave him so much confidence he was able to psychologically gain an advantage against opponents. Sometimes, he'd let you know how he was going to pick you apart. Other times, he let his game do the talking for him.
In either case, Jordan not only devastated you, he let you know about it afterward.
Former Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller admonished Michael Jordan for dunking on the shorter John Stockton. A couple of plays later, he took the challenge to heart. It did not end well for Mel Turpin or the Jazz.