Top Ten Roughest NBA Players

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The Top Ten

1 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.

He would get in your face and everything it's bad - 2storm

2 Charles Oakley Charles Oakley

Biggest rear-end in the history of the NBA, and he used it well to get good position under the basket.

3 Charles Barkley Charles Barkley Charles Wade Barkley is an American retired professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.
4 Wilt Chamberlain Wilt Chamberlain Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player . He was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia and died on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles due to heart failure . ...read more.

Wilt was not a rough player by nature, he was so huge and beastly strong, he always played with consideration to not hurt the other players, because he knew he would be harshly criticized for it.
As for picking fights, nobody challenged him EVER, but he frequently played the role of peacekeeper simply by stepping in between the two combatants.

5 Bill Laimbeer

He especially liked to knock MJ around.

6 Kurt Rambis

Legend is that could not actually feel pain.

7 Dwight Howard Dwight Howard Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.
8 Anthony Mason

So sad that he left us; far too young.

He was good rip - 2storm

9 Isaiah Thomas Isaiah Thomas Isaiah Jamar Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
10 Rick Mahorn

The Contenders

11 Billy Paultz

At 7 feet tall and nearly 400 pounds in the later years of his playing career, its no wonder his nickname was "The Whopper".

12 Moses Malone Moses Malone Moses Eugene Malone was an American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association from 1974 through 1995. The center was named the NBA Most Valuable Player three times and was a 12-time NBA All-Star and an eight-time All-NBA selection. ...read more.
13 Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is known for his fun, friendly personality, and is one of the most beloved athletes of all time.
14 "Jungle Jim" Loscutoff

He was the Boston Celtic's hard-boiled "Hatchet Man", and jumped off the bench to dive into any fight, thus preventing the stars like Russell and Cousy from being penalized or even tossed out of the game.

15 Artis Gilmore

A true 7 foot 2-inch monster, and generally considered to be [along with Shaq] the second-strongest NBA player ever, behind Wilt Chamberlain.
Off the court he is a very nice guy.

16 Magic Johnson Magic Johnson Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons.
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