Over the years, Kobe Bryant has openly admitted that he's patterned his entire game after Michael Jordan. He's stolen a lot of MJ's best moves (see here, here, and here). He's pushed his teammates, including fellow superstars Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard, every bit as hard as MJ used to. And he's talked trash. A ton of trash.

Much like MJ, Kobe takes pride in the fact that he's one of the best trash talkers to ever set foot on a basketball court. And while he's not quite as good at it as MJ was—MJ's trash-talking stories have turned into NBA legends at this point—Kobe has more than held his own in the trash-talking department. He's silenced fans, ethered his own teammates, and yes, even gone toe-to-toe with MJ himself. Here are Kobe Bryant's 15 Most Epic Trash-Talking Moments.