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Who is the league’s dirtiest player?

Chuck - Red's Army March 3, 2010 Uncategorized 4 Comments

Anderson_Varejao

According to a Sports Illustrated poll of 173 players, Raptors forward Reggie Evans is the NBA's dirtiest player.

Here are the poll results:

Reggie Evans, Raptors F 21%

Ron Artest, Lakers F 13%

Andres Nocioni, Kings F 6%

Anderson Varejao, Cavs C 5%

Kobe Bryant, Lakers G 4%

FAST FACTS

Only
Varejao (85th, 5.2 fouls) and Nocioni (89th, 5.1) are among the top 100
in fouls per 48 minutes. Evans has been injured and doesn't have enough
playing time to qualify…. Three of the top six vote-getters,
including Hawks center Zaza Pachulia (4%), have played
internationally…. The NBA's leading fouler, Wizards forward-center
Fabricio Oberto (9.1 per 48 minutes), received zero votes.

While BDL says this is no-brainer, I didn't realize Evans had this type of reputation. I also had no clue he once tugged on Chris Kaman's testicles.

I'm not surprised to see Artest, Nocioni and Varejao on the list. It pains me to see a high quality guy like Kobe Bryant labeled as dirty. He just loves to compete so darn much…

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  • Lakerhater (FD)

    Your joking about Kobe right? Ever watch his elbows off the dribble?

  • thetitleisours

    Tugged on Chris Kaman’s …
    Isn’t that a Jim Croce song lyric? ;)

  • http://www.celticslife.com tb727

    Omg how is Derek Fisher NOT on this list?! He’s far and away the dirtiest player.
    I wonder if SI gave them certain players to choose from. And Oberto shouldn’t be on it, he’s not dirty.

  • Matt

    he didn’t get any votes.