This week, Kevin Garnett is being called the biggest on-court trash talkers in the NBA.
Coaches, players, and even New York Knicks biggest fan Spike Lee have all said that Kevin Garnett needs to shut his mouth.
Excessive taunting is being thrown into consideration for this article also.
You might want to cover your ears (our eyes), because here are the top twenty players who trash talk the most in the NBA.
Not only is "Gallo" a major part of the offense for the Knicks, but he is also a player who will let you know he just hit a shot in your face.
At 6'11", he doesn't look up to a lot of players, but Danilo has no problem shooting it with or without defense on him. As long as he hits the shot, he has a reason to trash talk.
I wonder if he trash talks in Italian on the court?
He might be hurt a lot, but he is always saying something to someone. If he believes he blocked you, he will let you know. If Boozer is scoring at will, he will let you know that also.
However, if he is trash talking again, throw a workout bag at his feet; he might not see it."
That would shut him up.
Jason Richardson was having an amazing year, until he got traded to the Orlando Magic. But even with the way he has be playing lately, he will still tell players to back off and then will attempt to embarrass his opponent.
When he was in Phoenix, he would come down and stroke a three. In Orlando, he comes down and strokes bricks.
Maybe, he should just let Dwight Howard do the talking.
He might have the nickname "Big Baby" or "Shrek", but he's obviously read Kevin Garnett's book on trash talking. Every time "Big Baby" makes a reverse layup under the basket, or when he is using that wide body to grab rebounds, he will let you know that he just overpowered you.
Because of his lack in height, ability to use his body, and knack to talk a little trash, he is starting to draw similarities with a certain legendary power forward who lacked height: Charles Barkley.
Maybe when Davis retires, he will team up with Nate Robinson and they will get their own show called "The Shrek and Donkey Show."
Couldn't be worse than the T. Ocho Show, right?
Known for his jumping ability and not caring where he is shooting from, Nate has turned into part Sam Cassell, part "Donkey", and part Jason Terry.
He has also read the book Kevin Garnett wrote about trash talking.
Every time Nate hits a three pointer, he has to let the person know by getting right up to them and saying something, or by using his hands to signal he just made a three.
When you put him on the court, expect him to be right in your face; that's of course only if he can reach your face.
The man who patented the "fly around the court after hitting a three" celebration.
He might be a three point specialist, but he has turned into the king of celebrations.
Which is insulting to the players on the other team as is, but he won't mind speaking his mind to you also.
Now if only the Mavericks could "jet" to the NBA championship.
He might have won over the hearts of New York fans, but he still isn't the most liked guy out there on the court.
We know he can dunk and shoot the ball, but he lets the other team know, "I'm here to embarrass you."
He adds flare to his dunks and then makes sure you know that was him that did it by smack talking to you.
Maybe it would effect more people in the NBA, if the Knicks were a serious title contender.
The Spaniard is known for his smooth jumper and ability to rebound, but the one thing that gets overlooked a lot, is the way he conducts himself when he doesn't get a call or when he is getting beat by the other team.
He complains all the time with the referees and has been seen trash talking to Kevin Garnett on multiple occasions
Thank goodness his English is good enough to understand, because I'd hate to see players trying to understand his native language.
The former starter, now turned sixth man, as not lost his ability to take jabs at players.
Odom talks trash like he is a superstar, but in all honesty, he deserves to just talk smack to the backups. He can't throw words around like the best of them, but he will constantly harass you will his word choice.
I hope he cleans his act up around Khloe Kardashian.
Sam Cassell, eat your heart out.
Eddie House has brought the "sack" dance back to the NBA.
Unfortunately, he did get fined for doing the celebration. But, it showed how this wily veteran can still trash talk a team, without actually doing so.
He has had his occasions where he has gotten in a defender's face, but that hasn't stopped him from shooting the ball in their face.
He has recently been seen doing the Nate Robinson celebration.
Hope he called Cassell to get the approval to perform his move.
This wily veteran has been known as the "King of Flopping", but Fisher has also had a mouth on him.
Every time he hits a big three pointer, he often tries playing full court defense, and getting in the head of the offensive player.
This little veteran has no problem talking to the big boys either.
I wonder if his biceps talk like Terry "Old Spice Guy" Crews'.
Superman. Big Diesel. Shaqtus.
The big man in the middle has brought his legendary career and personality to Boston.
He has shown at times this year that he still has the ability to play at a productive rate.
Shaq still, after all these years, knows how to make someone react to the way he says things or by just dunking on someone or blocking someone.
And after all these years, we still can't seem to understand what he is saying.
Carmelo has often been called "The Bully" for the way he uses is big body on the court and for the way he talks to the players he is facing.
Anthony is one of the best scorers in the game and lets his opponent know by jabbering with them up and down the court.
If he goes to New York, Stoudemire might have to share some of the trash talking for Melo.
Now if only he could play some defense, maybe someone would call him a superstar like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
"The Truth" knows how to win, especially in the clutch and for the entire length of the game, he will get in your mind while on defense and offense.
He likes to declare that the Celtics will win certain games and I'm sure he loves telling that to his opponent.
He is as smooth on the court as he is with his mouth.
Paul Pierce has never backed down from a talking match and he usually comes out the victor.
He is a true classic.
The big man in the middle for Orlando is known for being a big smiling, friendly kind of guy; until you get him on the court and he starts talking left and right to his opponents.
He is one of the best shot blockers ever, but he lets you know what he just did to your shot as he is coming down on offense to dunk on the whole team.
He doesn't have the celebration like Dikembe Mutombo, but I think grabbing the ball out of mid-air is good enough.
Maybe he should trash talk to his whole team; I bet that would wake them up.
"The Man Who Left Cleveland" is already one of the most hated men in the nation, but he is also becoming hated on the court
For a guy who doesn't have a championship, he does a lot of shenanigans. Especially how he runs his mouth constantly to the referees and other players as he is playing on both sides of the court.
He will block a shot and run the length of the floor to get a ferocious dunk. While he is getting back on defense, he is always seen acting like he is the greatest and lets everyone know that.
When he said he was taking his talents to South Beach, he meant his talking skills.
He is the new replacement for Rasheed Wallace.
He doesn't really talk too much smack to the players, but if you are a coach or referee, watch out.
His mouth is always running, and after he gets his first technical, automatically write him up for two, because he does not stop after his first.
If Jackson was serious about basketball, he would look into the career of his owner.
He has been playing awful this year, hitting career lows in about every statistical category, but he has continued to be that talkative defensive minded player we all know.
He has always been a trash talker, ever since he was a rookie for the Chicago Bulls.
But, while playing for the Lakers, he seems to have taken it up a notch.
Speaking of the "Black Mamba", he is one of the biggest trash talkers in the history of the NBA.
If he isn't complaining to the refs (which he does nonstop), he is telling his opponents how great he is.
If his name wasn't Kobe Bryant, he would probably be already suspended for technical fouls.
Bryant will go down with Kevin Garnett as one of the best trash talkers of all-time.
But hey, the guy has five championship rings, he's allowed some wiggle room, right?
Just ask Detroit Pistons PF Charlie Villanueva, New York Knicks fan Spike Lee, and Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry.
They will have an answer for why "The Big Ticket" is being known as "The Dirtiest Mouth in the NBA."
He has supposedly called Villanueva a "cancer patient" and has cussed out Spike Lee for no apparent reason. Alvin Gentry has also been heard calling out Garnett for how he trash talks everyone on the court.
Maybe all Kevin Garnett needs is some Orbit bubblegum.