NBA's Dirtiest Players
Players better take note when facing the Toronto Raptors. In a recent SI poll of 173 players, Raptors forward Reggie Evans was voted as the dirtiest player in the NBA, with 21 percent of the vote. Here are the other players who made the list.
Ron Artest made up for his poor showing on the trash-talking list (he was eighth) by placing second here, with a little more than 12 percent.
Argentine forward Andres Nocioni (shown brutally fouling Emeka Okafor of New Orleans) received 6 percent of the vote.
Anderson Varejao, one of the league's best reserves (and floppers), received 6 percent.
Kobe Bryant is the second Laker to make the list, accumulating close to 4 percent. Interestingly, he hasn't fouled out of a single game this season.
Kevin Garnett told one writer that Zaza Pachulia should be named "Balboa" after Sylvester Stallone's character in the <i>Rocky</i> series. And it seems 3.7 percent in the SI poll agree.
According to some of his fellow players, Kendrick Perkins gives Beantown a whole new meaning.
Eight years after he appeared on the cover of SI with the headline "Bad Boy," Kenyon Martin apparently hasn't lost his reputation.
The Portland center (who is sidelined for the rest of the season with a knee injury) made the list with 3 percent.
Jeff Foster has been besieged with a number of injuries recently, but according to many of his opponents, he's inflicted a bit of pain too, averaging almost as many personal fouls (2.8) as points (3.1) in 16 games this season.