Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman and Rasheed Wallace were featured in complex.com’s list of The 50 Dirtiest Players In Sports History (hat tip: Detroit Free Press).
Each entry in complex.com’s list features an explanation and a video. I’ll relay their explanations, but instead of posting the same video, I’ve selected completely biased alternatives that paint these players, whom I like, in much better lights.
11. Bill Laimbeer
As the only white dude starting on the Pistons’ "Bad Boys" squad of the 1980s, Laimbeer used a combination of aggressive elbows, dirty play, and Oscar-worthy flopping to become one of the league’s most hated players. In 1991, his aggressive tactics even led Nintendo to develop Bill Laimbeer’s Combat Basketball, a science-fiction basketball game staged in the year 2030. Yeah, us neither.