Kelly Olynyk isn’t known for his monster dunks. He’s not even known for his regular dunks. But what he did to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night won’t soon be forgotten.
The 7-foot Boston Celtics center read Jared Sullinger’s 3-point shot perfectly, and as the ball bounced off the back rim and forward, Olynyk was there to make the highlight-reel play.
Well that was quite a dunk.
Olynyk joked that he was “tired” after the putback slam in an interview with Comcast SportsNet New England’s Chris Mannix after the game, admitting he probably hasn’t dunked like that since his college days at Gonzaga University.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens added that, as Celtics guard Evan Turner likes to point out, Olynyk “is one of our better sneaky dunkers. He does have a little bit of lift that he brings out a couple times a month.”
Even Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge couldn’t believe his eyes.
Well done, Kelly.
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