Kelly Olynyk has been doing shady things on the court for a long time now.

Like many NBA players, he has a signature move; unlike, say, the James Harden stepback, though, Olynyk’s involves trying to yank arms from shoulder sockets while falling down under the basket.

He infamously injured Kevin Love this way in 2015:

He’s done it since, too. Including the other night against Cleveland:

He pulled it again today (no pun intended) against Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis, though the play wasn’t captured via video. You couldn’t see much from the broadcast angle anyway, and the Pacers broadcast only showed one brief replay, but the key moment is here:

Olynyk clearly hooks and holds Sabonis by the arm, yanking him to the floor. It’s just a completely pointless play except to try and hurt someone; Sabonis came up rubbing his shoulder and continued to as he made both free throws.

Olynyk, meanwhile, complained throughout, as though he hasn’t made a career out of doing things like this.

At least that one was called. Later, Olynyk pulled out another move from his “Everyone’s least favorite person to play pickup basketball with” arsenal, trying to draw a foul from Sabonis on a three-point attempt:

That’s hilariously transparent, and while not as inherently dangerous as trying to perform orthopedic surgery on opponents, it’s still just an absurd action to take on the court, and it’s certainly not a “clean” play; similar to his constant flopping and phantomiming (a word I just invented when you create absurd theatrics to try and convince everyone you were actually fouled.)

(Sidenote: J. Michael is right, the NBA’s continued assertion that Olynyk’s move there counts as a “natural shooting motion” is completely embarrassing, and needs to be addressed as quickly as possible.)

Anyway, Olynyk has multiple dirty play compilations on YouTube for a reason.

In this case, he wasn’t rewarded, and the Pacers ended up winning in overtime, 109-106, meaning they swept Miami in their road back-t0-back series. Please fine Olynyk for the arm yank, NBA, before he hurts someone else!

About Jay Rigdon

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