The best trash-talkers back up their words on the court and that’s exactly what Jordan did. The Chicago icon destroyed the Cavs’ Craig Ehlo in one ruthless performance as he humiliated him on the hardwood. But Jordan was also occasionally cruel in his brilliance as Muggsy Bogues will attest (via Clutchpoints).
Bogues was the shortest NBA player and this was a lot to deal with because he was an easy target for trash-talkers. Jordan had no problem saying, “Shoot the ball, midget” when he faced him in 1996. He didn’t spare his teammates either as he sneered at Rip Hamilton when he wanted to join the Jordan shoe brand.