A list of the NBA’s best trash talkers might also read as “the game’s most old-school dudes.” In our modern, hyper-aware media era, such behavior can quickly become public knowledge, as nearly all affluent Americans carry a phone that’s also a video camera and a microphone. So it takes a truly dedicated verbal bully — a special sort of vinegar-tongued competitor — to keep speaking in dirty, destructive insults when they could so easily be outed for it.
The Biggest Loser winner was revealed last night, but I think we may have a new loser who might be vying for second place.
Kendrick Perkins put on a few pounds last year. He's not the type of player known for lack of effort. The Oklahoma City Thunder player apparently packed on all his 2010 pounds after suffering a knee injury.