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Edited by Kostya Kennedy
February 13, 2006
Who is the dirtiest player in the NBA?
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February 13, 2006

Si Players Nba Poll

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Who is the dirtiest player in the NBA?

Danny Fortson, Sonics F 27%
Bruce Bowen, Spurs F 16%
Reggie Evans, Sonics F 9%
Ron Artest, Kings F 9%

FAST FACTS: Despite playing in just 23 games (injury, and a strained relationship with coach Bob Hill) Fortson leads the NBA with three ejections; he has seven technicals.... Artest and Brad Miller as well as Phoenix's Raja Bell and Kurt Thomas were the other pairs of teammates who each got at least three votes.... Last year Artest outpolled Fortson 33% to 22%.... Bowen has made five NBA All-Defensive teams.... For ex-teammate Troy Murphy's take on Fortson, see page 48.

[ Based on a survey of 248 NBA players ] ? For an expanded version of the poll, go to