Kevin Garnett is without question one of the NBA's all-time trash talkers. He's right up there with the likes of Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Shaq, but he might be closer to the top of the list now that Oklahoma City's Steven Adams gave his perspective of what it's like to witness KG do his thing.
“KG and (Kendrick Perkins), those two are ridiculous,” Adams said of the legendary smack-talkers. “They make you question, like, why you are playing basketball and stuff. You’re like ‘Why am I doing this?’ It’s really weird, you get depressed.”
Has Garnett ever specifically targeted Adams?
“Thankfully, he doesn’t talk to me,” Adams said. “But he was talking to Serge once and I was like ‘Woah, that’s some stuff.‘ I cannot repeat it.”
How about when Garnett starts talking to himself?
“Yeah, it’s like really weird,” Adams recalled. “He’s talking to himself, but he like makes you feel bad because he mentions you in it. You’re like, ‘What the hell? This is crazy?’ I walk away so I don’t hear it because then, I don’t know, I’ll get real sad.”
Adams will get to see it again Friday night when the Wolves and Thunder play in Oklahoma City.
Garnett's most infamous trash-talk moment may or may not be true. Internet reports in 2013 claimed Garnett, then with the Celtics, dropped a rather tasteless line about Anthony's wife, La La Vazquez, saying she "tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios."
The next game between the two featured Anthony and Garnett jawing at each other and pushing and shoving all night. Both players eventually denied the crude report, according to the New York Daily News.
La La, in a book she published in 2014, also denied the report.
In 2013, Bleacher Report unveiled a cool Top 10 trash talkers list. Number one on the list is, in a bit of a upset, Larry Bird over Michael Jordan.
- Larry Bird
- Michael Jordan
- Reggie Miller
- Gary Payton
- Kevin Garnett
- Charles Barkley
- Kobe Bryant
- Rasheed Wallace
- Shaquille O'Neal
- Allen Iverson