Kyrie Irving thinks NBA needs to address Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia’s misdeeds are drawing near-universal rebuke around the NBA.
In a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night, the Golden State Warriors center again became the subject of controversy after he appeared to intentionally fall on the legs of Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook.
What reason does Zaza have to fall over here? This screams dirty to me. No reason to fall on Russ’ legs here at all. pic.twitter.com/xMMwPx0wTL
— Adam Joseph 🇦🇺 (@AdamJosephSport) February 25, 2018
Reacting to a video of the play on Instagram, Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving commented that the NBA needed to address Pachulia after this latest incident.
“The league has to take a look at this man,” Irving wrote, according to Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript. “That s— is ridiculous.”
For his part, Pachulia scoffed at claims of him being a dirty player despite many, including Westbrook, saying just that after Friday’s game. The veteran big man’s history over the years more than speaks for itself though, and there really seems to be no reason to offer him the benefit of the doubt anymore.