Dirtiest Players in NBA History

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NBA players all have different approaches to the game of basketball. It just so happens that these guys have a little more of an "aggressive" approach than a lot of other players.

The Top Ten

1 Bill Laimbeer

Dirtiest Play: Tackling Larry Bird in the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals - phillysports

2 Bruce Bowen

Dirtiest Play: Karate kicking Wally Szczerbiak in the face - phillysports

3 Draymond Green Draymond Green

Dirtiest Play: Kicking multiple players (most notably Steven Adams) in their private areas - phillysports

4 Rick Mahorn

Dirtiest Play: Nudging Larry Bird out-of-bounds for no reason in the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals - phillysports

5 Danny Ainge

Dirtiest Play: Chucking the basketball at Mario Elie's face after his team lost the game - phillysports

6 Zaza Pachulia

Dirtiest play: Intentionally injuring the Spurs' best player in Kawhi Leonard, allowing the Warriors to win the 2017 Western Conference Finals - phillysports

7 Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman

Dirtiest Play: Shoving Scottie Pippen out of bounds in the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals - phillysports

8 Ron Artest (Metta World Peace)

Dirtiest Play: Deliberately elbowing James Harden in the face - phillysports

9 Andrew Bynum

Dirtiest Play: Knocking J.J. Barea out of the air in the 2011 Playoffs - phillysports

10 Charles Oakley

Dirtiest Play: Body slamming Charles Barkley to the floor in the Preseason - phillysports

The Contenders

11 Metta World Peace Metta World Peace

His so dirty he made the list twice! - htoutlaws2012

12 Jim Loscutoff

Bench-warmer during the Bill Russell Celtics era; his only job was to leap off the bench when trouble loomed, giving and taking punches to make sure nothing happened to any of the Hall of Famers.

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1. Dennis Rodman
2. Bill Laimbeer
3. Ron Artest (Metta World Peace)
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1. Bill Laimbeer
2. Bruce Bowen
3. Draymond Green
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