im starting to trash talk a little friends now. It's stuff like "what you gonna do son?" and "I'm reading you boy." Like just today I was telling my friend who really prides himself on D that I was going to get past him after he played some nice D initially... and then I proceeded to blow past him
It doesn't always work out that way but I think it helps me focus a lot better. I don't want to say that then get owned lol. I always give credit when I think they make a nice play too tho... but I think it's nice to throw a little trash talk in there, it ups the stakes a bit.