25. Late Hit
In 2011, Lakers’ Center Andrew Bynum committed one of the worst fouls ever. It was up there in terms of NBA scandals because it belonged in an MMA cage. His late hit on JJ Barea left the Argentine writing in agony. “This is one of the few stains on Laker History, “Xanny_Tanner wrote. “As a fan, I still love Bynum, but that play is always in the back of my mind when talking about him. He disgraced himself, his teammates, and the franchise at that moment.”
“The consequences of Barea getting hit could’ve been much worst,” Klarostorix wrote. “A hit that hard directly to the heart could’ve sent Barea into cardiac arrest. Surprised the guy didn’t break any ribs.” Luckily that didn’t happen and Barea was able to continue. Meanwhile, the referee ejected Bynum from the game because it was such a flagrant foul. This was just pure malice.