Trash Talking: Celebrities vs NBA players

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Sports is war, and sometimes the fans forget that they’re not the ones playing on the court. Often at games, there are several celebrities sitting courtside, but some take their fandom a bit to serious and tend to look for problems with the players who are actually part of the team. We’ve selected some examples of great trash talking between celebrities and NBA players.

Spike Lee vs Reggie Miller

Spike Lee is definitely a hard core fan of the New York Knicks and probably also the most known Knicks fan. Over the years, he could be seen trash talking with several players on court, among which Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Paul Pierce. But his biggest feud was probably with Reggie Miller, who was also one of the best trash talking players in the league.

One of the most known moments in their feud was during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals in 1994. In that game, Miller scored 25 points in the fourth quarter, while interacting a lot with Spike Lee. After the Pacers won the game, the New York Daily ran an article with the headline: “Thanks A Lot, Spike!”. Furthermore, he made a choking sign towards Spike Lee, signaling that his team had crumbled under pressure.

Drake vs Kendrick Perkins

Drake, the Toronto Raptors’ self-proclaimed biggest fan, received an official warning after a verbal altercation with Kendrick Perkins, who isn’t even expected to play in the post-season for the Cavaliers. According to Perkins, he was talking with his old teammate, Serge Ibaka, when Drake decided to intervene and starting shouting at Perkins.

This wasn’t the first time Drake was trash talking a player of the opposite team, and it probably won’t be the last one as well. But, for the next time, he better pick someone his own size.

Kevin Hart vs Dwyane Wade

https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/986103065680818176

Kevin Hart is definitely a great trash talker, but in the first round of the playoffs he took it up a notch. When his Sixers played against the Miami Heat, Hart wanted to do everything to help the Sixers advance to the second round. He didn’t stop yelling at the players the entire game, and if he could’ve, Hart probably would have stepped on the court himself. And during the series, Kevin Hart even had his own Spike Lee vs Reggie Miller moment, when Dwyane Wade stared down Hart after hitting an important shot. Dwyane Wade couldn’t let it be, and thanked Hart after Game 2 for motivating him to have a great performance.

Photo: ESPN.com

Sports is war, and sometimes the fans forget that they’re not the ones playing on the court. Often at games, there are several celebrities sitting courtside, but some take their fandom a bit to serious and tend to look for problems with the players who are actually part of the team. We’ve selected some examples of great trash talking between celebrities and NBA players.

Spike Lee vs Reggie Miller

Spike Lee is definitely a hard core fan of the New York Knicks and probably also the most known Knicks fan. Over the years, he could be seen trash talking with several players on court, among which Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Paul Pierce. But his biggest feud was probably with Reggie Miller, who was also one of the best trash talking players in the league.

One of the most known moments in their feud was during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals in 1994. In that game, Miller scored 25 points in the fourth quarter, while interacting a lot with Spike Lee. After the Pacers won the game, the New York Daily ran an article with the headline: “Thanks A Lot, Spike!”. Furthermore, he made a choking sign towards Spike Lee, signaling that his team had crumbled under pressure.

Drake vs Kendrick Perkins

Drake, the Toronto Raptors’ self-proclaimed biggest fan, received an official warning after a verbal altercation with Kendrick Perkins, who isn’t even expected to play in the post-season for the Cavaliers. According to Perkins, he was talking with his old teammate, Serge Ibaka, when Drake decided to intervene and starting shouting at Perkins.

This wasn’t the first time Drake was trash talking a player of the opposite team, and it probably won’t be the last one as well. But, for the next time, he better pick someone his own size.

Kevin Hart vs Dwyane Wade

https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/986103065680818176

Kevin Hart is definitely a great trash talker, but in the first round of the playoffs he took it up a notch. When his Sixers played against the Miami Heat, Hart wanted to do everything to help the Sixers advance to the second round. He didn’t stop yelling at the players the entire game, and if he could’ve, Hart probably would have stepped on the court himself. And during the series, Kevin Hart even had his own Spike Lee vs Reggie Miller moment, when Dwyane Wade stared down Hart after hitting an important shot. Dwyane Wade couldn’t let it be, and thanked Hart after Game 2 for motivating him to have a great performance.

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