The Detroit Pistons were one of the toughest teams of the late 1980s and early ’90s. They played a brutal brand of basketball that rubbed rivals up the wrong way. Everybody talks about Dennis Rodman but Laimbeer was arguably their dirtiest player. He was the prototype for later stars like Draymond Green (via Detroit Free Press).
Laimbeer has no remorse about his style of play or how people judged him. “That’s one of the things I’m really good at, I don’t care. I’m going to win the game,” said Laimbeer. “I don’t care what I got to do, I don’t care what people think about me. The most important thing is to win the game, most important thing is to win the championship.”