Nov 14, 2012, 10:24 AM EST
There are many ways to trash talk your opponent on the basketball court. The method chosen by Rasheed Wallace here is definitely one of my favorites.
Sure, you can be mean, funny, vulgar, profane, or a combination of all of those. But in the NBA, where egos are often as big as guys’ salaries, simple and subtle non-recognition could dig the deepest of all.
Arron Afflalo steps to the line for two free throws. After missing the first, Wallace can clearly be heard excitedly shouting, “Yeah, Aflac!”
Not Afflalo. Aflac.
Guessing Wallace means the insurance company (you know, the one with the duck), but it really doesn’t matter what he means. All that’s important is that he’s using a variation of his opponent’s name instead of his actual one, letting him know he really has no idea who he is. Which he probably doesn’t.
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