Pro-athletes will tell you that trash talk is just a part of the game, and the best are those that can back it up.
Kenny “The Jet” Smith said as much when the guys from TMZ caught up with him leaving an airport.
When prompted to speak on who he thought was the best trash talker of all time was, Kenny took just a half of a second to think about it before he answered, confidently: “Larry Bird”
Smith goes on to mention how Bird and MJ were the best not only because of what they talked about (choosing to attack your GAME, rather than your mom), but also because they were the best on the court every single night.
That answer doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but his favorite trash talk of all time coming from a fan? We weren’t expecting that one. Chances are Kenny just thought of one story and decided to share it – there’s gotta be better stuff from the fan’s than that.
Watch TNT’s Kenny Smith discuss the details below and, also, remind yourself what the GOAT sounded like when he was in his zone. Larry Bird has some truly legendary stories..