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The 25 Most Unsportsmanlike Acts in NBA History Image via USA Today Sports

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the infamous "Malice at the Palace" incident, which stands as one of the worst moments in the history of professional basketball. While it is certainly commonplace for tempers to flare on the court, sometimes players can take things entirely too far, and the result can be some pretty unsightly events that lead to fines, suspensions, and (in some cases) the permanent tarnishing of reputations.

Legends like Julius Erving and Larry Bird have been known to mix it up right alongside notorious troublemakers like Dennis Rodman and Bill Laimbeer, although punishments for their involvement have varied widely across the league's different eras. On this dubious anniversary, let's take a look at the 25 Most Unsportsmanlike Acts in NBA History.

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