Bruce Bowen is quoted on MySA as saying that he is upset at being thought of as a dirty player. This is in the wake of a suspension for kicking Chris Paul in a recent game. If that was the only incident, he may have a point. However, he has a history of dirty plays and doing things in games that could hurt players. I went to YouTube and it is full of video evidence of Bowen's nastiness. Here are just a few.
First up, is an incident in 2005 where Bowen kicked Ray Allen, who was then with the Sonics, in the back.
Next, is Bowen kicking Amare Stoudamire in 2007. This video slows down the action at the end so you can see the kick very clearly.
And here is Bowen kneeing Nash in the thigh.
Here is Bowen undercutting Steve Francis. This is a regular tactic of his where he slides his foot under a player who is going up for a jumper.
Here is Bowen tripping Steve Nash as he sweeps his leg out to make the trip.
Here is his knee to Nash's thigh.
Here is Bowen doing a flying kick to Wally Szczerbiak's head.
And here is the kick to Chris Paul that finally got him a suspension.
And that isn't even all of them. There are more. It is obvious to me that this guy purposely undercuts players, kicks, and otherwise tries to hurt opposing players. He says that he isn't a dirty player, but as the old saying goes 'A picture is worth a thousand words.' The Spurs as a team play dirty and I hate playing them. Win or lose, I just hope we escape this game without any injuries.
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