Leonard’s trash talk is infamous across the NBA because it’s so strange. Allegedly, he doesn’t speak in full sentences to his opponents. He simply says “bucket” or “layup” when there’s a moment where he dominated a rival. He speaks in a robotic way that leaves the opposition confused (via USA Today Sports).
Meanwhile, people don’t trash Leonard on the court very often. His L.A. teammate, Paul George, says that even the best respect him for his work rate. Fans don’t show the Clippers star the same appreciation. Some of them see him as a cold mercenary but there’s no denying his talent.