Aug 19 2009
I’m sure you all noticed I put the word “trash” in quotations.Â Why? Because trash talking doesn’t always mean talking talking.Â It could very well mean a gesture too.Â Sometimes all it takes is a look, a finger wag, or a simple smirk to get your message across.
The bottom line is that players in the NBA have been talking trash for years.Â Sure it wasn’t nearly as disgusting and “on purpose” as it is today but it was still talking trash nonetheless.Â Back in the 80s it was guys like Larry Bird who used to say things like “I’m going to dribble to that exact spot, hit my shot, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Today it’s “tell me how my ass tastes.”Â But hey, trash talk is trash talk I guess.
Here are 10 awesome trash talk videos
Kobe, You Ain’t Dunking on Me at My Camp
Michael Jordan – Trash Talking
The Best Trash Talker Ever:Â Larry Bird
Rasheed Wallace Loves to Talk Trash
Haha, Screw you Mutumbo
Shaq Dunks on Mutumbo and Finger Wags
Kenyon Martin – Same Thing
Charles Barkley – Shut the Hell Up
“Freedom of Speech”
Best Trashtalk to a fan ever
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