Zaza Pachulia was at it again Saturday night, and Russell Westbrook wasn’t the only one who’s had enough of the Golden State Warriors center’s dirty play.
Pachulia appeared to intentionally fall on Westbrook’s legs during the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ blowout win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night. Westbrook and teammate Paul George blasted Pachulia as a dirty player following the game, and Kyrie Irving echoed their sentiments on social media.
The Boston Celtics point guard commented on a video of the incident on Instagram, calling it “ridiculous” and asking the NBA to do something.
Pachulia has a history of questionable/dirty play, including his closeout on San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard in the 2017 Western Conference finals that caused the forward to roll his ankle and miss the remainder of the series.
With Pachulia’s history, it’s time for the NBA to send a message and sit the center for a few games after this latest cheap shot.
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