Hassan Whiteside Ejected for Elbowing Kelly Olnyk in the Back of the Head (Video)
Hassan Whiteside just couldn’t stand the sight of Kelly Olnyk‘s stupid hair for one more minute. So with just a couple minutes remaining in the third quarter, the Miami Heat center was like, “screw it, I’m just gonna knock this dude over with an elbow to the back of the head and get the hell outta here.”
That, at least, is my theory. The fact is, I don’t really know for sure what Whiteside was thinking when he decided to plow through Olnyk. According to Ball Don’t Lie, Whiteside had just missed a layup, and Olnyk got his forearm up a bit on him when they bumped into each other at the other end. Maybe that set Whiteside off.
All we know for sure is that Whiteside ran over Olnyk like a Mack truck when his back was turned. And because he got his elbow up around the head, it earned him a flagrant-2 and an ejection.
Take a look:
Oh, Hassan. We’re so disappointed in you, buddy.