Pierzynski is one of the most opinionated ball players in the game today, which often leads to trash-talking his opponents and even fans. Due to being in baseball, he doesn't get the opportunity to talk smack often, but playing in front of the umpire at catcher his mouth has been the cause of him getting thrown out of games.
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Playing in just his fourth year in the NFL, Sherman doesn't quite have the career experience to be higher on the list, but his now infamous run-in with 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree in the 2013 season NFC Championship put him on the radar to potentially be a trash-talking hall of famer.
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Players have attempted to replicate Prime Time's flair since his heyday on the field. Sanders was a one-of-a-kind talent, and could talk with the best of them, as well as back it up with his talent. While he is retired from professional sports as a dual-sport athlete of football and baseball, Sanders takes any chance he can get to make an appearance for special sporting events for retired players.
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Martinez was one of the best pitchers of his time, and wasn't afraid to speak his mind. During his time with the Boston Red Sox, he was able to take the team's already heated rivalry with the New York Yankees to the next level. It was highlighted during Game 3 of the 2003 ALCS where things escalated to the point of a benches-clearing brawl with then 72-year-old Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer attempting to tackle Martinez, only to be thrown to the ground by the pitcher.
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During his 12-year career, Avery gained the most recognition for his agitating playing style and controversial behavior on and off the ice. While trash-talking is usually kept to just the opponent's playing skills, Avery often took the time to attack fellow players on a more personal level.
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Sonnen's trash-talking was good enough to be in the WWE, but this man wanted to actually put it on the line in MMA. His rivalry with Anderson Silva was epic. Sonnen challenged Silva for the UFC middleweight championship, and took it upon himself to hype the match with an unparalleled amount of smack talk, however Silva got the last laugh by forcing him to tap out in final round.
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In basketball, the best player in the NBA often looks to make sure everyone knows he is the best. Michael Jordan did it, and of course, Bryant is no different has he enters his 18th year in the league.
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Fans liked to called Randle a crazed man while out in the field, but that seemed to be his plan all along. From his eccentric face painting on game day to his non-stop talking at the offensive line and quarterback, his tactics often worked to perfection to get under the quarterback's skin before the snap.
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Sharpe helped mold the position of tight end in the NFL as we see it today with the likes of Jason Witten and Jimmy Graham. Helping him on the field was his gift of gab to put him up with the likes of the other receivers on the field. Sharpe didn't care if was other players or even fans, he wasn't afraid to tell anyone how he felt.
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Fellow NBA players love to have Garnett on their team, but he certainly isn't a guy they want to go up against on any given night, mostly because he takes trash-talking to another level during games.
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Relatively newer to the list, Rivers is often fired up when he takes the field as the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers. From spouting off to defensive opponents to yelling across the field when on the sidelines, Rivers knows how to get his team fired up with his spunk.
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Tyson is already an imposing figure without saying a word, but he was able to strike fear into everyone when he turned on the trash-talk. While his opponents took much of the brunt, he would even pass time by attempting to intimidate reporters and fans as well.
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With Muhammad Ali's legendary fighting career over, it was only natural someone else would take over the throne of trash-talking in the boxing world. He is one of the sports' best and has no issues telling anyone with his uncaring attitude when it comes to his skills in the ring.
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Yes, even tennis players can make this list. McEnroe often talked trash, even to the point of throwing a tantrums to chair umpires when things didn't go his way. While he is able to poke fun at his younger self today, he was certainly one of the best at voicing his opinions during his long playing career.
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Ochocinco, king of the touchdown dance in his prime, was no stranger to flaunting his skills on the field. His antics on the field ended up costing him a lot of money due to fines, but if you ask him, he'll tell you it was all worth it.
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Payton didn't care who it was on the court with him when it came to his level of smack talk. Keeping a smug grin on his face the whole game, he would often try to bait the likes of Michael Jordan to the point of fighting with him in an attempt to level the playing field.
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Best known for posing on the Cowboys star on the 50-yard line while playing with the 49ers, Owens was the original king of excessive touchdown celebrations. Because of him, the NFL started the movement of limiting what players can do to express their joy of reaching the endzone. Just remember to 'get your popcorn ready!'
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As one of the best pitchers of all time, it is a shame Paige had to wait until the age of 42 to make his MLB debut. While his playing on the mound got him noticed, his cocky, enthusiastic personality made him a star. Paige was so sure of himself, he was even known in the Negro leagues for antics like making his defense sit in the dugout while he retired the side.
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Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time, and his confidence in his abilities led him to also be one of the greatest trash-talkers of all time. Every time he stepped on the court, he knew he was going to win, and he wasn't afraid to let his opponents know that they stood no chance against his greatness.
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The self-proclaimed "greatest thing that ever lived," Ali certainly wasn't afraid to ruffle some feathers in and out of the ring as the world's best boxer. Not only would he quickly diss anyone who opposed him, he would even create a clever rhyme on the spot to better present his trash-talking point. Because of his mouth, Joe Frazier and him don't get along to this day.