Gary Payton, Basketball
If there was a Mount Rushmore of “Greatest NBA Trash Talkers,” Gary Payton would undoubtedly be on it. Despite being a nine-time All-Star, a nine-time member of the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team, and being named to the All-NBA Team on nine different occasions (including two on the First Team), the first thing that most of Payton’s opponents remember about him was his relentless trash talking. Sports Illustrated once reported that, when in college at Oregon State University, they spotted Payton hurling line upon line of trash talk to an opponent when practicing. The best part of that? He was all by himself in the gym.