Tim Hardaway praised Booker in 2023 because he took on the mantle of team trash-talker. Booker says that he doesn’t start to trash-talk but he finishes it. These days he has a massive rivalry with Dallas MVP contender Luka Doncic. It’s safe to say that Booker isn’t afraid to say what he thinks.
Klay Thompson also experienced Booker’s trash-talk attempts. Booker doesn’t lack confidence, even if some fans find him a little bit cringe-worthy. But the NBA needs characters and his troll-job attempts make the league a more interesting place. He’s not in the same class as greats like Larry Bird but at least he isn’t boring (via Yardbreaker).