It looks like Kevin Garnett wasn’t the only Celtic from the new “Big Three” era who could talk some noise.
In a typically entertaining Q&A with the New York Post, Metta World Peace names Paul Pierce as the best trash-talker in the NBA. That is something of a surprise, given that the 15-year veteran has never been known for yapping as much as teammates like Garnett and Antoine Walker.
But according to World Peace, not only is Pierce the best trash-talker, he’s also the only trash-talker remaining in the league.
From the Post:
Q: Who’s the best trash talker in the NBA?
A: Paul Pierce is the only one left.
Q: Is he good?
A: He’s the best.
Q: What about Kevin Garnett?
A: Paul Pierce is the best.
Q: You used to dominate him, correct?
A: But I never talked trash, I’m not a trash talker.
Q: Tell me about your matchups with him.
A: It was wars. It was competitive. I love Paul. I love playing against Paul. He’s just so tough, he’s just so tough.
World Peace also said he wrote a book about the infamous Pacers-Pistons brawl and that he is “dysfunctional.” Never change, Metta.