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The art of trash talking has been around since the dawn of mankind, and has seen no boundaries since.
It is how some of the greatest rivalries in sports have come to be, and what keeps us entertained when the games aren’t being played.
Without further ado, here is a rundown of all of sports' top five trash talkers of all time:
Number Five - Kevin Garnett
Garnett's mouth is almost as big as his his imposing seven foot height.
Throughout Kevin's career his trash talking has been consistent, but it hit its zenith in 2010 when he said that Detroit Piston Charlie Villanueva resembled a cancer patient with his lack of hair.
Only problem was, Charlie suffered from alopecia, not cancer. Garnett denied he said it, but the incident forever solidified his place in the trash talking hall of fame.
Number Four - Chad Ocho Cinco
In the age of twitter, few are more prolific or more gifted at the art of gab than number 85.
The crowning example of that was in 2010, when Chad decided to sidestep any one-on-one trash talk in exchange for penning a letter to the entire league advising players to abandon any efforts to cover him. Here's a snippet: "It is against NFL policy to cover Chad Ochocinco man to man.....Please note that he is still the most un-coverable receiver in the league, and that this rule is for the safety of all defensive backs..."
Nowadays Chad is a lot more quiet, and it seems to be more of a rule that Ocho is riding the bench.
Number Three - Floyd Mayweather
Floyd's runaway mouth is almost as legendary as his impeccable record in the ring. Floyd has never been at a loss for words, and when he's featured on HBO's 24/7 he doesn't hold back, using the platform as his personal smack talk sandbox.
Number Two - Charles Barkley
Number One - Rex Ryan