Basketball can be an unbelievably dirty sport. More so than baseball or soccer or even football, a basketball game can became incredibly personal and heated, leading to players making plays that are absolutely unnecessary and sometimes even dangerous to their fellow athletes.
In the NBA, there are players who seem to make their living on these sorts of plays. Almost every team in the league has an "enforcer"-type presence, someone whose job it is to deter opponents from going into the paint and to protect the rim at all costs, even if it means doling out a brutal hit.
While some teams, like the 1980s Detroit Pistons, were defined by their "tough guy" status, every team in the league currently can point to at least one player who fits the bill of being outright dirty.
Without further ado, here is the dirtiest player from every team in the NBA.