Golden State Warriors Star Draymond Green Calls Olynyk A Dirty Player
Hate to break it to you Boston Celtics fans, but Kelly Olynyk does not have a good reputation around the NBA.
Olynyk and Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. have been going at it all series. Oubre Jr. said Olynyk has repeatedly hit him in the head while setting screens and then during Game 3, Oubre charged at Olynyk, knocking him to the floor. He was ejected and suspended for Game 4.
This has led to some across the league considering Olynyk a dirty player, including Draymond Green.
Appearing on ESPN’s Uninterupted podcast, Green called Olynyk out.
“He’s dirty. Dirty player,” Green said. “Man, I don’t respect guys like that. I know he’s not like the greatest basketball player of all-time so maybe he feel like he’s gotta do like that. Just dirty. I don’t respect that, man. He’s dirty.”
I would like to note that Green is himself a noted dirty player and on occasion has been known to be quite the kicker. Olynyk is cheeky, and more physical than most fans realize, but not dirty by nature.
The Celtics and Wizards are tied at two apiece and will play Game 5 Wednesday night.