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John Wall calls Matthew Dellavedova a dirty player

John Wall

On Saturday night, the Washington Wizards faced the Milwaukee Bucks and things certainly got chippy. In a particular play, Bradley Beal came up the court on a possession, but he was pulled down by his neck by Matthew Dellavedova.

The action resulted in an altercation between him and Beal, and the referees shortly ejected Dellavedova for his behavior. Although the Bucks would go on to defeat the Wizards 110-103, Wall was upset about something else, according to Bryant Frantz of 106.7 The Fan.

“Whatever their team can say, and other people can vouch for him, to me, I always just thought he was a dirty player. I give him credit, he plays hard, I take nothing away from him for that, but I just feel like he’s a dirty player. A guy going full speed, you don’t grab him by his shoulders. You grab him by his waist or whatever else. But the refs did what they had to do and got him out of there, and then we kept continuing to play basketball.”

Apparently, Wall was upset with how Dellavedova grabbed his teammate Beal in an attempt to stop the fastbreak score. Though, the assumption that Dellavedova is a dirty player is not one entirely without any merit.

In 2016, Dellavedova was voted the most dirtiest player by Sports Illustrated. Paul George has also commented on Dellavedova’s questionable play, calling the entire Australian Olympic team “dirty”

The Bucks and Wizards will play again on MLK Day. This time, all eyes will be on Dellavedova and his questionable antics as he goes head to head with John Wall.