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5 players with the most technical fouls in NBA history

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Rasheed Wallace is a lock on this list.
Rasheed Wallace is a lock on this list.

Technical foul is a stat no one would love to have on their sheet as it acts as a reminder of their unsportsmanlike conduct. In today's NBA, we have players like DeMarcus Cousins and Draymond Green who receive technical fouls frequently. However, there is a stark difference in the number of technicals handed out today versus the same handed out in the 1980s and 1990s.

Present day NBA rules are a lot different when compared to the rules in the '80s and '90s. The game was more phyiscal back then and there was no way a player could get to the basket untouched.

These hard calls or no-calls would often lead to dissent among the players on either sides and would end with players receiving technical fouls. In this article, we take a look at the five player who amassed the most technical fouls in the NBA.


#5: Dennis Rodman - 212

Dennis Rodman infamously head-butted referee Ten Benhardt during the 1995-96 regular season.
Dennis Rodman infamously head-butted referee Ten Benhardt during the 1995-96 regular season.

Dennis Rodman is one of the greatest rebounders and defensive players to ever play the sport. He was fearless and aggressive, played his role to perfection, won five NBA championships with multiple teams (Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls) . It is next to impossible to find selfless players like Rodman in today's NBA who only value the team's overall success ahead of their individual accolades.

'The Worm' used to do pretty much everything like elbow, pushing, shoving to gain advantage over the opposition rebounder to grab the rebound. Therefore, a lot of times, the refs would blow the whistle and Rodman would get frustrated.

During the 1995-96 regular season, Rodman infamously head-butted referee Ten Benhardt after receiving his second technical foul. He was suspended for the next six games which cost him $200,000 plus an additional $1,000 fine for being ejected. Rodman is at #5 on our list having amassed a total of 212 technical fouls.

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