A recent Los Angeles Times poll conducted with 24 NBA coaches, assistants and players revealed who they believe are the top five “dirtiest” players in the league.
Who would’ve thought our very own Cleveland Cavaliers’ guard Matthew Dellavedova would make the list?
Well, he’s ranked No. 1.
Those who participated in the poll did so anonymously, according to the report. Among other incidents, the report cited last season’s Eastern Conference playoffs when Dellavedova rolled onto the ankle of Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver while diving for a loose ball. The scuffle led to a season-ending injury for Korver.
According to the poll, Dellavedova had the most votes – 13 – while Oklahoma City Thunder center Steve Adams was second with seven votes.
Next was Golden State Warriors’ center Andrew Bogut with 5 votes, Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes with four votes and Thunder forward Serge Ibaka with two votes.
Check out the full LA Times report here.