Who are the Dirtiest players ever in the NBA ? Put these guys in order of worst to least. I'm likely missing people, so add whoever fits the bill.
Karl Malone and Bruce Bowen need to be on this list.
Bruce Bowen needs to be on this list
1 - Ron Artest
2 - Bill Laimbeer
3 - Dennis Rodman
4 - Charles Oakely
5 - Charles Barkely
6 - Reggie Evans
7 - Bruce Bowen
8 - Karl Malone
9 - Rasheed Wallace
10 - Kevin Garnet
11 - Doug Christy
you definately get the top spot if you came out with a supernintendo game called "Bill lambiers Combat Basketball"... also, i love how u put sheed up there.. how is he dirty?
I'm i the only person that think that all of the best Defenders are a little Crazy?
I've heard some players say that John Stockton was a dirty player...
Frank Brickowski played dirty...Rick MaHorn was another guy that was dirty....
If a great player helps make his team mates better, then a really dirty player would make his team mates dirtier - Isiah Thomas made sure the Pistons were the dirtiest team in history.
Greg Kite, Artest, Kobe, and Isiah Thomas
Rick Mahorn, Matt Barnes, Jin Loscutoff
Jeff Ruland cannot be omitted
bruce bowen for sure...i used to get scared watching him play against my favourite players lol and prob vernon maxwell...kenny smith said the guy swung at jordan cuz jordan scored too easily on him lmao.
if we talk about players in the game today...i have to go with KG...i love him but recently hes just been going a bit overboard with some of the stuff. oh yeah MWP who can forget that guy when you talk about dirty players
Larry Bird had no quams taking someone out. He just didn't have to rely on it most of the time like some other players who made their living that way.
Laimbeer and Karl Malone would be at the top of my list.
Laimbeer has already been covered in this thread, but Malone was just a nasty SOB. He'd throw elbows just about every possession, cheapshots galore, flying knees on drives to the hoop, kicking people in the balls on fadeaway jumpers, dirty screens, etc. He didn't just use his physicality to gain an advantage. He went out to hurt people and did: see Nash, Isiah, David Robinson, etc. At least 2-3 guys needed reconstructive surgery for their faces because of Malone's intentional elbows.
Underrated dirty players not mentioned yet in this thread: Kenyon Martin, Danny Fortson, Xavier McDaniel
Siggy named some guys that i had forgotten about like the 6'6 or 6'8 Danny Fortson, he played center at times when there were legit true centers still playing like Ewing,Olajuwon,Robinson and Shaq ....He was undersized but he was built like Tony Atlas..Fortson,Kenyon Martin and Nick Van Exel those guys from Cincinnati played with attitudes.....
Xavier McDaniels was kind of dirty,i remember watching him Choking Wesley Matthews dad Wes Matthews...
The late Maurice Lucas was considered a dirty player...
CP3 has been punching people in their nether regions since college.
John Stockton was a very dirty player. And I never noticed it until I say him play in person. Ever time he was setting picks or just moving...elbow shots every time. Right now...World Peace, Matt Barnes, Tony Allen. I think World Peace shouldn't even be in the league, just too many dirty plays..the dude ran into the stands to punch a fan!!!
Has to be on that list if your talking current players.
Totally agree with whoever said Kobe. He is constantly throwing elbows. I can't believe no one has mentioned Michael Jordan.
Dwade is quickly moving up this list
Dwade is quickly moving up this list
clyde lovelette and cliff hagan
Chris Kaman with the mullet thing was absolutely filthy haha but in the 70's and 80's there was a lot of dirty players. My top 3 would be Rodman, Artest, and Bowen. Dennis takes first because he kicked a ref in the nuts, Artest is 2nd cause his attack on fans, and Bowen for his flying karate kick. Haha also Xavier McDaniel was pretty dirty
In terms of absolute cheap shots Andrew Bynum has had quite a few recent ones.
@SakitSaPuwit- That's probably the first time Greg Kite has ever been put in a group with Isiah Thomas,Kobe, and Ron Artest
Some of the older players say Mark Eaton was a nice guy off the court..But on the court they said he was dirty, mean and nasty...They hated his unusual style of play...