Sleazy, sordid, shady, crooked, unscrupulous, shifty, crooked, shoddy. These are just a few of the many synonyms for dirty. There are euphemisms for “dirty” too, words like scrappy or reckless.
Whatever word you pick, some NBA players are just downright dirty. Maybe they’re dirty because they’re subverting the rules of the game or endlessly looking for loopholes. Maybe they’re dirty for trash talking or racking up technical fouls and ejections. And of course, some players are dirty for the way they use their elbows or their fists or the parts of the male opponent they “accidentally” find themselves running into on a regular basis.
Let’s run through the 25 dirtiest players in NBA history. Now where is that witness protection we ordered?