Enough is enough.
The NBA holds the integrity of the game above all else. When players or coaches make disparaging comments about the refs or the game, you best believe a hefty fine is coming their way.
Now, it's time for the NBA to walk the walk, and step in and intervene on a player that is clearly out to mow down the competition. After last night's egregious attempt to injure Russell Westbrook, it's time for the league to intervene on Zaza Pachulia.
Anyone want to explain what Zaza Pachulia is doing here? pic.twitter.com/FiK1gTlr5T— Derek Peterson (@DrPetey15) February 25, 2018
While up big in Golden State's blowout win over the Thunder, Pachulia took an obvious dive at Westbrook's legs while he was laying on the ground, clearly looking to injure him in the process.
The Warriors center has gained a reputation as one of the dirtiest players in the league, and his most recent antics are just a confirmation of that.
This isn't the first time he's done this either. In fact, it's not even the FIFTH time he's done this. This thread shows all of the attempts at injury he's made over the past few years.
A thread of Zaza Pachulia playing dirty and attempting to injure opposing teams players: pic.twitter.com/wYL49D9n6I— mf DOOM in CAPS (@GAMEWINING3) February 25, 2018
The NBA needs to put an end to this before someone does suffer a serious injury.
If the league truly cares about the well-being of its players, then they need to step in an suspend Zaza for a significant portion of time. Someone who's a repeat offender of this caliber needs a significant punishment as a result.
It's only right.