Dirtiest Players in NBA History

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

If you do not get rid of the quotes in aggressive right now, I will starve you to death.

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 Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.

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 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 Dennis Keith Rodman is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association.

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 Andrew Bynum

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

10 Charles Oakley 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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List Stats

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Top Remixes

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


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