Is Warriors big man Zaza Pachulia a dirty player?

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Is Zaza Pachulia a dirty player? The answer is — its not that simple.

Pachulia is considered the dirtiest player in the NBA by many.

For those of you who don’t know who he is, Pachulia is the Georgian-born center for the Golden State Warriors.

For those of you who don’t know they are — why are you even reading this article? But yes, it’s the team Steph Curry plays for.

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Now that we’ve got the settled, there has been a great debate lately on if Pachulia is a dirty player or not.

Although his teammates and coaches swear against the allegations, he has definitely shown to be lethal on the basketball court, just ask Kawhi Leonard how that went.

This happened in the 2017 NBA Western Conference playoffs and Leonard has yet to make his return.

Yep, it’s that bad.

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Anyone who has watched the NBA for years understands that dirty players are not new to the game.

I beg you to remember:

….Charles Oakley 

……Andrew Bynum

……Robert Horry

And of course……Bill Laimbeer

(Bill’s so dirty they literally couldn’t fit all his dirty plays in  seven minutes…)

NOW I’m not defending Zaza.

No, no, no.

I’m merely trying to play devil’s advocate while also trying to inform some of you, that basketball wasn’t always so chummy family and glitzy.

SO, do I think Pachulia is a dirty player?

To me, he’s no different from the rest of the guys on this list who are adored by their teams fans, but hated by opponents.

Needless to say, some people considered these guys dirty players. Hell, I even referred to them as the dirtiest players in the game.

But does that mean the way these bad boys play the game should be frowned upon?

In a game where the big bad bully rules, I guess the answer remains up to you!

I’d also like to mention that it is common in Turkey (the country Pachulia still has citizenship too) to play at this volatile level of basketball.

Just sayin’.

Let me know in comments what you really think. 😉

— Nicolette

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