inb4 young fans start incorrectly throwing Bowen's name around
as for who is, I'd say Malone is up there too with the bad boy pistons
i was going to say malone as well, as long as i've been watching ball i can't think of a more malevolent high profile player. KG can play dirty and be a jerk, but i hasn't played to seriously hurt people. maybe he's just too scrawny to be capable of that.
Come on man...Bowen was a dirty player. He kicked TWO different people in the face, like flying across the court. As a Heat and as a Spur. He'd get under your ankles and he was dirty all-around. Nothing incorrect about it. Bowen was a very dirty player, absolutely.
Now, so was Malone. That's a good kick there and it's making me laugh. But he was just nasty. He'd take cheap shots under the basket, would hit little guys in the air (The Isiah one stands out). I was a big fan, but as a kid you don't always recognize dirtiness like Malone's.
Bowen's elbow never landed anyone in the hospital with concussion the way Malone did to DRob.
He just elbowed Marco Bellinelli in the head moments after Marco hit the game winning shot. It was off the ball, just past the half court line on the Bulls side of the court. And KG, the coward, just elbowed Bellenelli in the head because Kevin Garnett is a poor sport and cheap shot artist.
What does it take to get a 1 game suspension??
21st century basketball. Where an elbow to the head makes you the dirtiest player in history.