Twitter Explodes After Kelly Olynyk Inexplicably Turns Into the Greatest Basketball Player on Planet (Tweets)

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Raise your hand if you thought the Washington Wizards would be eliminated in Game 7 thanks to an epic performance by Kelly Olynyk.

Got ’em raised? Good. Now slap yourself in the face, because you’re lying.

Nobody saw this coming. If you had told Kelly Olynyk’s mom that her son would score 26 points in Gam 7, including 12 points during a crucial three-and-a-half minute stretch in the fourth quarter, she would have asked you what you were smoking.

Kelly Freaking Olynyk may have been the 13th overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, but in four NBA seasons he’s made just 36 starts while averaging 9.5 points per game. The last time he scored 20 points was January 13, and that was his only 20-point game this season. In his last four games prior to Monday night’s Game 7, Olynyk had scored 27 points combined. And yet somehow, with the Celtics’ season on the line on Monday night, the seven foot center scored 26 points. He even drained a couple of three-pointers!

Needless to say, basketball Twitter had a field day with Olynyk’s performance. Some of the tweets are pure gold.

Take a look:

Well done, Twitter.

Hat Tip – [FTW]

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