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According to his peers, Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett(notes) is the top trash talker in the NBA.

Yes, that's right; the same gentleman who breathes intensity, spits straight venom from the sidelines, and occasionally gets down all fours in a wild attack dog-like defensive stance was voted the L's worst trash talker.

Who would have thunk it?

Garnett received 62 percent of the vote in a Sports Illustrated poll of 173 league players who were asked to name the worst trash talker in the league.

Kobe Bryant(notes) (7%) was second, followed by Rasheed Wallace(notes) (5%). Fourth on the list was 'Lil Him Nate Robinson (3%), who tied with Paul Pierce(notes).

I doubt SI gives out awards for throwaway player polls, but if they did, I'd like to imagine how Garnett's acceptance speech would go.

But back to the poll. Are there any names that you're surprised didn't make the cut? Bark away, friends.

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