Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Former Zag Kelly Olynyk goes viral again, and this time it's actually for basketball

Posted By on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 10:37 AM

You know it's going to be a good day when among the trending topics in your Facebook feed is former Gonzaga hoops star and current Boston Celtic Kelly Olynyk. 

A few weeks ago, he was in there for his inhuman ability to down a baby-sized burrito in just a few bites, to the delight of his bored teammates. You can read about it here, and here's the video evidence of the big man's appetite. 

Today, at least the Canadian is going viral for something basketball-related, and it's not by being posterized by some more athletic foe. In a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Olynyk schools this year's No. 1 overall draft pick out of Kentucky, Karl Anthony-Towns, with a killer jab step that puts the rookie not only on his heels, but almost falling over. Check out the clip making the rounds in sports media today: 
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The Celtics won the game 113-99, and Olynyk had 19 points and 5 rebounds, a stellar game. Anthony-Towns, it should be noted, ended up with 25 points and 16 rebounds, another monster effort on the way to a probably Rookie of the Year award. 

For one night, though, and at least a few hours on the Internet, everyone is digging the former Zag's sweet move. Here it is again, in a roundup of the night's Top 10 plays: 

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...