Trash talk has been around as long as there have been sports.

Athletes who use trash talk walk a fine line when it comes to confidence in their abilities.

The best ones use it to psych out their opponents to get an advantage.

Whether it’s hurling barbs during a press conference before a tough match, dissing someone on the court and then hitting a shot in their face, or challenging an opponent only to instantly stuff them, trash talk can be the ultimate weapon for throwing someone off their game.

Here's a look at the best trash talkers in sports history.