Is Zaza the NBA’s dirtiest player?

Zaza Pachulia, the notorious NBA talent, has recently been exposed as the “NBA’s dirtiest player.” After his “intentional” fall on Russell Westbrook’s leg, compilation videos of his past misconduct started to surface. People started calling Zaza out for the true dirty player he really is.

Russell Westbrook had something to say after the incident, “Nobody touched him. He fell over my leg and tried to hurt me. But hey, that’s how it go.”

Westbrook’s distaste for Zaza’s style of play and obvious assumption of Zaza being “dirty” leaves us wondering if he really is taking cheap shots.

Zaza was born and raised in Tbilisi. At the age of 13 he was standing at a whopping 6 foot 8 inches. Being that height, it wasn’t hard to excel in sports thus explaining how he found his way to the game of basketball.

Although beloved by his home country, Zaza has some unhappy fans due to his questionable plays throughout his NBA career. His antics have finally caught up with him.

Fans have now “had enough” with Zaza; especially after receiving no fine for the Russell Westbrook play. Paul George, Westbrook’s teamate also had something to say, “You know Zaza, you know his history, you know nobody pushed him. He aimed where he was going to fall. That’s Zaza making a Zaza play. He’s on the end of hurting a lot of guys.”

Kyrie Irving, NBA all-star point guard for the Boston Celtics, also commented, “The league has to take a look at this man. This sh** is ridiculous.”

Although many despise Zaza’s play. He doesn’t believe he has done anything wrong. On top of proclaiming his innocence he calls Westbrook “childish” for his comments about the incident. Zaza says he has no motive to hurt anyone when he plays.

Zaza is not only taking heat from his fellow NBA player but also from head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, Greg Popovich. Coach P said he is “unsportsmanlike” and is “out to hurt” his players including Spurs guard Kawhi Leonard.

The endless amount of video recordings exposing Zaza’s play is enough for me to confidently say he is indeed a dirty player. His lack for compassion to those he has injured from his “unsportsmanlike conduct” reflects poorly on his character.

This incident also challenges the character of the NBA for letting Zaza slide with no disciplinary action. It is clear that people are noticing but we leave ourselves asking; why isn’t the NBA noticing?

One can bet that all eyes will be on Zaza for the remainder of the season. Having a “headhunter” on the court is dangerous to not only the players, but to the game of basketball.

Zaza has a lot of apologizes to make and may need to take a character check because the game is not supposed to be played to hurt one another.

My word of advice to Zaza would be to either change his play and apologize or leave the NBA because sooner or later his “incidents” are going to catch up to him.