Every team sport whether it's basketball,football,baseball,etc. have infamous guys who have earned their reputations as being dirty players. Bill Romanowski for the NFL, Ty Cobb for baseball,and others in their sports. Basketball is not considered to be a contact sport, even though there are a lot of pushing,shoving,slapping,elbowing,etc. Football and hockey are considered contact sports where hard physical contact is part of the game. The dirty players in the NBA are not well known. These guys commit a lot of flagrant fouls, goes headhunting, love to hack on the arms and body, swing elbows to clear space or hurt other players, and generally have bad attitudes.
Who are the dirtiest players in the NBA? Current or former players? Describe an incident if you can.
A few players who come to mind were Pistons Bad Boys (Rick Mahorn, Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman). I remember these guys committed a lot of hard fouls on Pippen and Jordan. Very competitive and physical games between those teams. A few other players are retired Sixers center Matt Geiger and Ron "Testy" Artest.