SI Vault
 
Picking Through the Trash
Rick Reilly
September 27, 1993
NBA refs will have to decide who's trashin' and who's tauntin', and then trash the taunter
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
September 27, 1993

Picking Through The Trash

NBA refs will have to decide who's trashin' and who's tauntin', and then trash the taunter

View CoverRead All Articles View This Issue
1 2 3

Thorn says he's going to explain these nuances to NBA refs before the season starts. This is where we come in. Having been trash talked to and taunted by every no-passin', K-Swiss-wearin', no-Right-Guard-usin' YMCA gym rat from here to Hell's Kitchen, this is a subject we know volumes about. Therefore, we provide this short and easy-to-use guide.

Trash Talk: Yo, Homes, I just flushed your butt.

Taunt: Say, be sure to catch CNN tonight. You just made Play of the Day.

Trash Talk: Man, you got no J.

Taunt: Uh, George Mikan called. He wants his jump shot back.

Trash Talk: Your girl is easy.

Taunt: Excuse me, but when you get home tonight, will you check behind your headboard? I think I left my watch.

Trash Talk: Your mama is really fat.

Taunt: Your mama's so fat, she cut her finger the other day and Haagen-Dazs came out.

Trash Talk: Damn, who cuts your hair, Ray Charles?

Continue Story
1 2 3