De’Aaron Fox will almost certainly be a top-five pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft, although this draft is silly with point guards and he will likely be the third lead guard selected. It’s inevitable that Fox will be judged alongside Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, and Frank Ntilikina as this class of point guards ages…
Trash talking is divisive among gamers. If you go too far, you run the risk of sending your friend home crying and never again playing another round of Mario Party against them. Or, if you’re conflict-averse, a few unsavory words over Madden could make you think worse of your good buddy. Some stand by trash talk as a…
What was once an intense rivalry between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers has cooled some lately. Last night’s Warriors victory—in which the Clippers were up 12 at the half before the Warriors dropped a 50-point third quarter on them and took over the game—was their tenth in a row against the…
Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schröder and Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas were jawing back-and-forth throughout Friday night’s 103-101 Celtics victory. After the game, Schröder claimed that Thomas was trash talking his mother:
In the neat and tidy world of the public imagination, Lionel Messi is the angelic naif foil to Cristiano Ronaldo, the mercurial egotist. Thankfully, reality is more complicated than that, as former Messi teammate and opponent Yaya Touré points out in this interview clip.
If Steve Smith actually walks away from the game after this season as planned, the NFL will lose one captivating ball of hate. The 36-year-old Ravens receiver treats talking trash like an art, and he was in the zone Sunday after catching his second touchdown of the game to give the Ravens a 24-21 lead with 3:56 to go.
There’s trash talk and then there’s TRASH TALK, and Nick Kyrgios engaged in the latter tonight. Taking on Stan Wawrinka in the second round of Rogers Cup action in Montreal, Kyrgios muttered under his breath* “Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend” to Wawrinka, referring to 76th-ranked Thanasi Kokkinakis. I’m all for…
It’s kind of crazy that we’re still hearing new stories about Michael Jordan’s famously hyper-competitive streak this far past his playing career. Today, Kendall Gill posted a video of one particular incident when MJ got his revenge on him and Alonzo Mourning after the young ‘uns had the audacity to poke His Airness:
The Washington Wizards recently visited the White House to play basketball with some kids and Barack Obama, and damn, man, the President of the United States can really talk some shit.
The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the hell out of a shorthanded Clippers team today. The game was never really close, making it the kind of contest that's perfectly suited for some inspired trash talk.
I'm not going to pretend to know anything about the CFL, but I will say that I am now a fan of BC Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian. That's because during halftime of yesterday's game between the Lions and Calgary Stampeders, he did some great on-camera shit-talking.
It was Week 4 when Matt Ryan told the Carolina Panthers to "get the fuck off of his field" at the conclusion of his team's dramatic victory over the lowly Panthers. Headed into this week's rematch, it became known that the Panthers were still agitated by Ryan's boasting, and were looking to get some revenge.
Basketball trash-talking is universal, but there's a line. Guy Pnini, the captain of Israeli basketball's most famous and most successful team, genocided the fuck out of that line on Sunday, as his Maccabi Tel Aviv hosted crosstown rivals Hapoel.
Athletes talking shit to each other is hardly a new story. Every kid who ever played sports in high school knows that shit-talking is a time-honored tradition in competitive athletics. The winners shit-talk the losers; the losers shit-talk the winners; the fans shit-talk the players, shit-talk the other team's fans,…
Even after his Longhorns' crushing defeat in the BCS title game, Austin's John Kelso still can't resist taking a few more (half-hearted) digs at the state of Alabama. They do make it really, really easy. [Earlier]