10 times NBA players wish they’d protected their “low post”

Chris Paul is just one of the NBA's dirtiest perpetrators.

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Chris Paul’s reputation is all over the map. The Los Angeles Clippers’ leader is a consummate MVP candidate, something of a disappointment in the playoffs, and also one of the league’s dirtiest players.

Paul flops a lot, but he also recently reminded us that he’s apt to do much worse. No one got that memo more loudly and clearly than Portland Trail Blazers big man Chris Kaman, who was on the wrong end of Paul’s cheap shot:

Oh, and then Shaun Livingston got suspended for a similarly dastardly maneuver, on Dirk Nowitzki:

These events got us to traveling through the NBA’s most gruesome tactics. Here’s the ten most memorable attacks on a baller’s most sacred body part:

10. In which Luis Scola hits Kevin in his "Love stomach":

9. Hedo Turkoglu, in his Orlando Magic days, hits Knicks legend Patrick Ewing where it hurts:

8. Spanish teammates Pau Gasol and Serge Ibaka, sharing some extra-friendly contact:

7. Coaches, aren’t safe either—here’s Gregg Popovich on the wrong end of a bounce pass:

6. Dwyane Wade ruined Ramon Sessions’ career with this one:

5. Here’s Pau again, this time getting a touch from his buddy Kobe:

4. Rajon Rondo’s not what he used to be, but he’s still crafty enough to do this to Marc Gasol:

3. Blake Griffin extends an unwanted invitation to a Clippers trainer:

2. James Harden puts a bullet in his MVP campaign with this attack on LeBron’s crown jewels:

1. Carlos Boozer’s antics are usually just comical—not violent: