Boston Celtics backup center Kelly Olynyk took the time to refute any claims from Kevin love that he intentionally attempted to hurt Cavaliers Forward Kevin Love by locking him up in an arm bar, causing him to separate his left shoulder. Olynyk even goes as far to say that any such claim is “ridiculous”
Kelly Olynyk said that he did not intentionally dislocate the shoulder of Kevin Love, & idea was “ridiculous”. http://t.co/afj0PdB269
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 27, 2015
“I thought it was a bush-league play.” Love said after the game. “Olynyk was in a compromising position, had no chance to get the ball, and it’s just too bad that he would go to those lengths to take somebody out of the game and do that to someone. I have no doubt in my mind that it was on purpose.”
But as the very astute Rick Fox pointed out via his twitter feed, Kevin Love had Olynyk in the very same arm bar, just a few seconds earlier. It is quite hyporcritcal for Love to get on his soapbox and whine about getting hurt, when in actuality it really is just a part of the game. Olynyk did not go out of his way to intentionally hurt Love, but everyone needs a scapegoat sometimes.
— Rick Fox (@RickFox) April 27, 2015