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