Nobody was as prolific a trash talker as Gary Payton. The Glove may have been the greatest trash talker in NBA history, if there were such an award given. Payton racked up 270 technical fouls in his career, the third most all time. If you think Draymond Green or Chris Paul talk a lot, those guys ain’t got nothing on Gary Payton’s mouth.
He was always yapping at teammates, at opponents, at refs, at fans. It really didn’t matter who got in his way. Payton talked a lot of smack but backed it up with his defense, making nine All Defense teams and winning a Defensive Player of the Year to boot.