When seeking to create power rankings for the league's biggest trash talkers of all time, some of the best and brightest names in recent NBA history come to mind.
And the prominence of big-time players is for good reason, as trash talkers need to be able to back up their talk with solid play in order to achieve any significant level of effectiveness.
Consequently, individuals like Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett have been able to play both a physical and mental game on the court, using their trash talk to further bypass the opposition.
But he's not the only one, as the following slides will rank him among his peers—the biggest trash talkers in NBA history.
*Writer's note: This article might appear to favor recent players due to the fact that their trash-talking exploits have been better documented.