No one disputes the NBA is a contact sport -- sometimes it's just a little bit rougher than others. Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough got that message loud and clear while being throttled by Kim English of Detroit earlier this season. Here are some more hard fouls and a few other fouls that just caught our eye.
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Richard Hamilton of the Bulls almost gets unmasked by P.J. Tucker of Phoenix.
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Goran Dragic of Phoenix makes like a sinking Sun after being fouled by Caron Butler of the Clippers.
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Jeremy Lin gets a slap of reality from DeAndre Jordan while attempting a shot.
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...and tomahawk chopped by Robin Lopez of New Orleans.
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Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant gets a flying arm in the face from Clippers center Ryan Hollins.
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Tyson Chandler of the Knicks tries to hurdle LeBron James of the Heat. He didn't make it.
8 of 28 Chuck Burton/AP
Charlotte's Bismack Biyombo gives Joakim Noah of the Bulls a hand in the face.
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Brooklyn's Gerald Wallace's flight to the basket is halted by Philadelphia's Kwame Brown.
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That's not a game of "Guess Who" Brooklyn's Andray Blatche is playing with Dwight Howard of the Lakers.
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Quincy Pondexter of the Grizzlies gets a midair arm from Stephen Curry of Golden State.
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Terrence Ross of the Raptors draws what could have been a painful blocking foul from Devin Harris of Atlanta.
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Keith Bogans of the Brooklyn Nets hauls down Boston's Leandro Barbosa to prevent an and-one.
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Kobe Bryant and Luis Scola exchange blows to the chin.
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Atlanta's Kyle Korver (left) and Josh Smith team up on rookie Anthony Davis of New Orleans.
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Ryan Hollins of the Clippers put his full body into this foul on Jimmy Butler of the Bulls.
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Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers towers over, and fouls, Jarrett Jack of the Golden State Warriors.
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New Orleans Hornets' Robin Lopez clobbers Al Jefferson of Utah.
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Andre Iguodala of the Denver Nuggets is fouled by a leaping Jarrett Jack of Golden State.
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Philadelphia's heavy-handed Lavoy Allen fouls Indiana's Orlando Johnson.
21 of 28 Mark J. Terrill/AP
Miami's Chris Bosh does his best to keep Lakers center Dwight Howard from muscling up a shot.
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Utah center Derrick Favors gets a little too aggressive on Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat as Paul Millsap defends.
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Milwaukee's Monta Ellis puts an arm bar on New York's Carmelo Anthony as he goes up for a shot.
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Andray Blatche gets hit high by Orlando Johnson and low by Jeff Pendergraph.<bold> </bold>
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Spurs guard Manu Ginobili runs into the shoulder of New Orleans forward Ryan Anderson.
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The Clippers' Ronny Turiaf's Superman impression ends with a foul on Minnesota's Kevin Love.
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Pau Gasol of the Lakers tries to power through a foul by Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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Martell Webster of the Washington Wizards misses the ball and gets only face as he fouls Tiago Splitter of San Antonio.
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