(NEW YORK) — While Lakers forward Metta World Peace has been making headlines lately for his “dirty” elbow to the head of Thunder guard James Harden, another player in the NBA is considered even worse then he is. According to a NBA player’s poll by Sports Illustrated, Los Angeles Clippers forward Reggie Evans has been voted as the NBA’s dirtiest player.
A total of 118 players took part in the annual poll, and the results were pretty clear as to their view on the league’s dirtiest player. Evans received a whopping 37% of the votes, no other player received higher than 9% of the votes.
Evans is in his tenth NBA season, and has established himself as a hustle/energy player off the bench type of player. This year with the Clippers, he’s averaging just 1.9 points and 4.9 rebounds, but he plays just 13.8 minutes per game.
Rounding out the rest of the list was Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (9%), Metta World Peace (9%), recently retired Pacers center Jeff Foster (5%), and Clippers point guard Chris Paul (4%).
Even though Evans is tied for 127th in the NBA in personal fouls, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins did not receive a single mention even though he leads the NBA in personal fouls.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN