SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 26: Seattle SuperSonics Gary Payton (R) fights for a loose ball with Utah Jazz player John Stockton (L) during game four of the NBA Western Conference Finals 26 May at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Seattle won the game 88-86 to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of seven series. (Photo credit should read PAUL K. BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)
In his day, Gary Payton was one of the best defensive players in basketball, and he was also an elite trash talker. The Glove could talk his way into the heads of some of the game’s best. From John Stockton and Tim Hardaway to Reggie Miller and Michael Jordan, GP went at them all.
So how about in today’s NBA?
It’s hard to compare today’s player against those of the 90’s, but the Glove picks his three best trash talkers in the game right now.