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Talking Trash in Sports: From Kevin Garnett to Muhammad Ali

By William Russo On April - 23 - 2011

Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics usually is accused of the worst level of trash talking. Controversy engulfed him earlier this year when he allegedly called Charlie Villanueva of the Detroit Pistons, a player with Alopecia, a hair loss disorder, as being or seeming to be “a cancer patient” or simply being a “cancer.”

No one is sure which claim is accurate, except the parties involved. It was merely trash talk, according to fans.

At a recent game, Kobe Bryant let forth a cobra's spray of invective at a referee, costing him a large fine from the NBA. Fans using the same language said it was merely the heat of the moment.

The original idea of “trash talk” has disappeared with the dodo bird, the Rolodex and the loyal opposition. Time has altered these odd items, turning them into...

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