Al Horford’s sister isn’t the only member of the Celtics family who’s taking Warriors forward Draymond Green to task for calling Kelly Olynyk a dirty player.
On an episode of the “Uninterrupted” podcast, Green called out Olynyk when discussing his skirmish in Game 3 with Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. “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.”
It’s beyond ironic for Green to make that comment, considering he kicked both Thunder center Steven Adams and LeBron James in the testicles last postseason. Isaiah Thomas seemed to recognize that when he spoke to reporters Tuesday.
“I don’t know how he can call anybody dirty,” Thomas said, via ESPN. “It’s a joke that [Green] said that. The playoffs, everything somebody says is blown out of proportion. Everything somebody does is blown out of proportion as well. We can’t worry about what others are saying or doing.”
Olynyk also came under fire in 2015, when Cavaliers forward Kevin Love separated his shoulder while the two players were chasing down a rebound. Olynyk held Love’s arm in order to keep him back.
When asked about Olynyk’s apparent reputation, Thomas downplayed the question.
“No, he’s nowhere near dirty. A couple of occasions, wrong time, wrong place. Things happen in basketball, especially physical playoff basketball. He’s definitely not dirty.”
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Source: GreenStreet Blog