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Byronicle
09-26-2009, 02:18 PM
everybody knows the importance of role players and the little things they bring to the table, but couldn't trash talkers be considered role players? And if so do they not play a key role in winning games? Can they be the final piece to the puzzle, the missing ingredient to a would-be championship team?

advantages:
- Throws other players off their game
- gets the opposing team to foul out of frustration
- intimidation, especially when playing defence

disadvantages:
- trash talkers to create unecessary fouls
- can motivate the opposing team to play harder

notable trash talkers in the NBA today:
- ron artest
- kevin garnett
- kobe bryant can be at times i.e. telling battier that he can not defend him
-rasheed wallace

most of these players are also very good defence specialists...and if you can list anymore trashtalkers of today's game or the past please do...

Shady66
09-26-2009, 02:20 PM
Those guys arent role players, and no. If they were, i would be in the NBA.

MalkinIsMagic
09-26-2009, 02:21 PM
Sure... But they don't bring someone in JUST to go on the court and make fun of someone's mother. They gotta have SOME talent too.

ManRam
09-26-2009, 02:42 PM
Trash talking is just a characteristic players have. You don't have players on your team who are there just to trash talk...

So no. They aren't role players. Anyone can be a trash talker.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
09-26-2009, 03:16 PM
Trash talking is just a characteristic players have. You don't have players on your team who are there just to trash talk...

So no. They aren't role players. Anyone can be a trash talker.


Correct. But, talk is cheap, you gotta be able to back it up.

ink
09-26-2009, 03:40 PM
No, they're not role players. As someone else said, it's just a characteristic. A pathetic player can be a trash talker -- i.e. Primo Brezec. So can a great player. You don't play with your mouth. If Dennis Rodman wasn't a phenomenal player he wouldn't have lasted a month in the league.

sofargone
09-26-2009, 08:18 PM
whats with all these threads abput role players?