Is Zaza the DIRTIEST Player in the NBA?

  • Published: 16 May 2017
  • Golden State Warriors forward Zaza Pachulia contested a Kawhi Leonard shot, and ended up causing a severe ankle injury to Kawhi. Was it on purpose? San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich seems to think so, but is he right to call Zaza out publicly?
    Gregg Popovich video filmed by Jacob Palmer (
    For more in depth NBA analysis, LISTEN to our podcast on iTunes: and Stitcher:
    MUSIC: Fighting For Freedom by Anno Domini
    We're not a channel, we're a conversation. Join in via the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook!


    BBallBreakdown is devoted to deep-dive analysis of NBA basketball gameplay. Giving fans a taste of a pro coach's film session, host Coach Nick breaks down fundamentals, play calling, offense, defense, shooting form, officiating, and everything else basketball. In addition, see exclusive interviews with NBA players and coaches, from active super stars to retired legends.
  • Sport Sport

Comments • 1 869

    BBALLBREAKDOWN   2 years back

    We are proud to launch our updated product line -- now with higher quality material and multi-colored prints!

    For CAVS T-Shirt, Click HERE:

    • Mito Bekrijo
      Mito Bekrijo  1 months back

      @///AMG That "Coach" is way too full of shit. He plays dumb and blind on thus matter, filthy Merchant!!

    • your boiii
      your boiii  12 months back

      Pop was a bit of a hypocrite

    • Truesky44
      Truesky44  1 years back

      you deserve 500k likes for that intro

    • Comic Sans
      Comic Sans  1 years back

      BBALLBREAKDOWN Couch upload a new video about the new supposed zaza takedown on westbrook and analyze the video instead of all the hot takes of all those "analyst"

    • Freddie Can't Dance
      Freddie Can't Dance  1 years back


  • Dingo Raven
    Dingo Raven  10 hours back

    Don’t be like well greg defended it, Yea of course he did he is the damn teams COACH! If you were in his shoes or a coach in the nba at that era and your team was doing it you would do the exact same thing. He has the right to call it a dirty play as the players KNOW the rules and otherwise should know if your at that level of basket ball

    • CrociatoAzzurro
      CrociatoAzzurro  3 days back

      Good Video to expose the lying Popovich.

      • rekt
        rekt  1 weeks back

        Popovich is a piece of shit rat, I hate that douche bag.

        • Jimboy
          Jimboy  1 weeks back

          Zaza ain't a dirty player gtfo

          • pigspigs76
            pigspigs76  2 weeks back

            Dirty players just run a curroupt opperating system, can't help but make those fine detail dirt plays

            • Stephen Glover
              Stephen Glover  2 weeks back

              Dirty, yes, but no dirtier than Draymond

              • van randoloh gomez
                van randoloh gomez  2 weeks back

                I wish he retired on nba but if not i wish patrick beveely and zaza pachulia become team mates...lets see how many injury will be reported in nba

                • van randoloh gomez
                  van randoloh gomez  2 weeks back


                  • TJSHoops
                    TJSHoops  3 weeks back

                    All of Vince Carter’s injuries by Bruce Bowen were reasons he declined

                    • 闭嘴继续回复狗
                      闭嘴继续回复狗  3 weeks back

                      your channel is bullshit gsw is dirty team zaza is dirtiest player bandwagon

                      • Ben K
                        Ben K  3 weeks back

                        Bunch of floppers

                        • Ben K
                          Ben K  3 weeks back

                          Harden flopped

                          • Kim Ngo
                            Kim Ngo  3 weeks back

                            somebody needs to stop zaza he’s an actual joke to the league

                            • smith ville
                              smith ville  3 weeks back

                              Who is here because of Kanye West

                              • Glenn Layno
                                Glenn Layno  4 weeks back

                                Bullshit this announcers

                                • L. Jin
                                  L. Jin  4 weeks back

                                  Karma's a bitch, shut up pop

                                  • Takashi Taka
                                    Takashi Taka  4 weeks back

                                    Zaza is a piece of shit.

                                    • Kai Uebergang
                                      Kai Uebergang  4 weeks back

                                      I hate zaza he is definitely the dirtiest player

                                      • 2B
                                        2B  1 months back

                                        Best moment of zaza

                                        • Mark anthony Carrillo
                                          Mark anthony Carrillo  1 months back

                                          Zaza pachulia is the dirtiest player in nba and basketball world.

                                          • dtvqa
                                            dtvqa  1 months back

                                            Draymond Green is a dirty player. These punishment for flagrant fouls are a slap in the wrist. They need to be suspended for a month.

                                            • bayaw TV
                                              bayaw TV  1 months back

                                              He's come that he is playing in NBA..he is abnormal

                                              • Shane Graham
                                                Shane Graham  1 months back

                                                Zaza wasn't even looking when Leonard got injured. Zaza is not dirty and does not have good balance or footwork look how many times he falls down. He is just as likely to hurt his own man as Durant found out when he fell backwards into his legs. San Antonio coach has a lot of nerve he coached Bruce Bowen whom for years stepped in on all kinds of players legs. Get over it clowns.

                                                • Major Loyod
                                                  Major Loyod  1 months back

                                                  Yes he is the dirtiest player in nba history

                                                  • KSG
                                                    KSG  4 weeks back

                                                    You are too young

                                                • Dagoberto delaMorena
                                                  Dagoberto delaMorena  1 months back

                                                  Karma on the Warriors. They did the same thing to the Rockets in game 1 this year in the playoffs. I lost respect for the Warriors. Champions don’t resort to harmful cheating- Karma- KL came back to do them in.

                                                  • woog e
                                                    woog e  1 months back

                                                    he's a complete piece of dogshitt Russian p.o.s....Idgaf what he is he is a arseholioski

                                                    • Haochi Zhang
                                                      Haochi Zhang  1 months back

                                                      Zaza is one of the reasons the GSW has a notorious reputation among the Chinese fans, calling them Golden State Wushu(kongfu) team.

                                                      • Haochi Zhang
                                                        Haochi Zhang  1 months back

                                                        Funny I was recently shown a collection of multiple similar moves LeBron made (some clearly on purpose) and completely changed my opinion on him.

                                                        • Mito Bekrijo
                                                          Mito Bekrijo  1 months back

                                                          Zaza made TWO additional small Steps, to be more sure....Bowen did not do that, and that is the Point that Pop was talking about..!! So, Pop was right, and BBallMerchant and his Friends are full of shit.!! Two extra Steps, it's not so small that you could not figure the Difference out, it's huge FFS.....?!!??

                                                          • Mito Bekrijo
                                                            Mito Bekrijo  1 months back

                                                            You play dumber than you are, "Coach"....what Bowen did was veeerrryy different of Zaza's WHOLE extra Pair of Steps, after the "Block-jump-landing".....You are just full of shit.

                                                            • Gildardo Joseph
                                                              Gildardo Joseph  1 months back

                                                              I'm here after the raptors Lead 3-1 in the finals.

                                                              • Mito Bekrijo
                                                                Mito Bekrijo  1 months back

                                                                hahahahahah same here...BBall is unbelievable Hypocrite, played like he can't see the Difference....

                                                            • y roncero
                                                              y roncero  1 months back

                                                              It was a dirty play. He steps under Kawhi's feet which forces Kawhi to find his balance as he lands. Zaza knows he is too late for the shot. He doesn't want to contest the shot, he simply wants to disrupt Kawhi's landing which he knows could lead to an injury or just frustrate Leonard by getting under his skin.

                                                              • Man Ape
                                                                Man Ape  1 months back

                                                                NBA should hire you man

                                                            • Pyroman /
                                                              Pyroman /  1 months back

                                                              Pop gets show much love but has loads of skeletons in his closest

                                                              • Mito Bekrijo
                                                                Mito Bekrijo  1 months back

                                                                And he made TWO additional small Steps, to be sure....Bowen did not do that, and that is the Point that Pop was talking about..!! So, Pop was right, and BBallMerchant and his Friends are full of shit.!!

                                                            • sealand000
                                                              sealand000  2 months back

                                                              Maybe Zaza could not pinpoint the exact spot where Kawhi would land, but he could always hope

                                                              • Mito Bekrijo
                                                                Mito Bekrijo  1 months back

                                                                And he made TWO additional small Steps, to be sure....Bowen did not do that, and that is the Point that Pop was talking about..!! So, Pop was right, and BBallMerchant and his Friends are full of shit.!!

                                                            • ltzp2
                                                              ltzp2  2 months back

                                                              Pop didn't defend his actions, he focused on defending the player with a weak poorly thought out argument that you just don't see from him if he's really passionate about an opinion. He never defended jumping under players feet on the follow through, and Zaza jumped an extra 2 times knowing Kawhi wouldn't have anywhere to land but awkwardly

                                                              • Wet Rain
                                                                Wet Rain  2 months back

                                                                Yeah he is a dirty player

                                                                • Adrian Arshad
                                                                  Adrian Arshad  2 months back

                                                                  Never forget how Warriors fans defended Zaza in the wake of this incident. NEVER. FORGET. Scum of the earth.

                                                                  • Snicky G
                                                                    Snicky G  2 months back

                                                                    hey iron fist, old man popovich, have you forgotten about Bruce Bowen? You are really a hypocrite!

                                                                    • 2pongz
                                                                      2pongz  2 months back

                                                                      Kawhi's situation with Spurs started with Zaza, imagine if this didn't happen.

                                                                      • woog e
                                                                        woog e  1 months back

                                                                        2pongz mas rings.

                                                                    • Let me sleep in peace
                                                                      Let me sleep in peace  2 months back

                                                                      Pop got a big hit of karma. That's why you dont do that shit it will just bite you in the ass. I'm glad Kawhi left he didnt deserve that kind of treatment.

                                                                      • Jeff Rodriguez
                                                                        Jeff Rodriguez  2 months back

                                                                        Back the rules was different back then hand-checking rules that was illegal at the time yes you got the bad boy Pistons was dirty players to but that was that was basketball back in the days sign that contract it just like WWE NFL and UFC you sign that contract but the Warriors but the Warriors are the dirtiest players ever in NBA history because back then you can offend yourself to fight back nowadays you can't do that so Zaza is a dirty player f***

                                                                        • Tomato Madness
                                                                          Tomato Madness  2 months back

                                                                          GSW have no answer for Kawai this time,, 🤣🤣🤣

                                                                          • Sleeg22
                                                                            Sleeg22  2 months back

                                                                            Pop could be a hypocrite, take out that one sprain against Kawhi and Zaza is still a dirtbag.

                                                                            • Seth Corn
                                                                              Seth Corn  2 months back

                                                                              Haha 0:25 LMFAO!!! Funniest shit I’ve seen in awhile.

                                                                              • Julio j11
                                                                                Julio j11  2 months back

                                                                                2:32 what do u mean????? Have u ever seen what Zaza has done in the past???? C'mon he is a dirty player

                                                                                • Prince
                                                                                  Prince  2 months back

                                                                                  REVENGE TIME

                                                                                  • LAKIKILA
                                                                                    LAKIKILA  2 months back

                                                                                    5:38 impossible perhaps the archives are incomplete