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Top 10 Current NBA Players Who Love Technical Fouls

Top 10 Current NBA Players Who Love Technical Fouls

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NBA games can hinge on one play, even if it is a foul, and some of the most entertaining talents are the ones that rack up technical fouls on a regular basis. Here are the top 10 players in the league when it comes to getting T-ed up, and bonus points will be awarded for an ejection. You should recognize most of the names that follow, but there are also a few Wild Cards thrown in as well.

10. Blake Griffin

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10. Blake Griffin

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Or rather, technical fouls seem to love him. Blake Griffin seems to find his way into physical tangles quite often, and that is probably due to his overwhelming propensity to throw down highlight reel dunks. It also doesn't help that he is so visible with all the KIA commercials.

9. Kyle Lowry

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9. Kyle Lowry

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Kyle Lowry recorded 11 technicals last year. Not too shabby for a point guard, and I have to wonder whether that was part of the reason the Toronto Raptors were shopping him until February like a cattle at auction.

8. Chris Paul

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8. Chris Paul

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Chris Paul had the fewest technicals (10) of this group last season, but he makes my list almost as much for his reputation in the past. He is constantly yapping at both referees and opponents, which rubs some of his colleagues the wrong way at times.

7. Spencer Hawes

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7. Spencer Hawes

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Spencer Hawes angers many opposing big men because of his deadly jumper, but he also has the tendency to throw an elbow from time to time. His 12 technical fouls last season were joined by an ejection.

6. Joakim Noah

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6. Joakim Noah

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Who could forget the double F-bomb Joakim Noah dropped last season? He will have a lot more to be happy about after Derrick Rose returns though, and so we could see his technicals (12) drop in the year to come.

5. Dwight Howard

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5. Dwight Howard

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Dwight Howard angers not only the casual fans, but the referees as well. He is my favorite to lead the NBA in technicals next season, because Daryl Morey missed out on the perfect complement in Chris Bosh. Expect to see an angry Howard as a result.

4. Brandon Jennings

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4. Brandon Jennings

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Brandon Jennings led the NBA last season with three ejections, which should have won him some kind of extra award at the ESPYs. We will honor him here instead.

3. Lance Stephenson

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3. Lance Stephenson

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Lance Stephenson might have made me laugh out loud about a dozen times during the playoffs, but I am not sure that was necessarily a good thing for the Indiana Pacers. It is not a mistake that Lance changed uniforms, but Larry Bird most likely wishes that he had signed the shooting guard to a long-term deal, especially when you bring Paul George's horrific season-ending injury into consideration.

2. Kevin Durant

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2. Kevin Durant

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Did you see this one coming? I bet not. Kevin Durant was getting a little feisty out there after Russell Westbrook's injury, which made me want to see more of that bad man kind of attitude in the playoffs. Maybe this is the year.

1. DeMarcus Cousins

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1. DeMarcus Cousins

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If you did not know that DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins was going to top this list, then I do not think you watch much of the Sacramento Kings. Cousins was a walking technical foul for his team. Let's see if a summer spent partly with Team USA will help his maturity level.