Charles Oakley’s reaction to learning that there are two Kellys (Olynyk, Oubre) in the NBA
In the modern NBA, there’s just some things older generation players have a hard time accepting — the influx of three point shots, lack of physicality, and of course, LeBron James in general.
Oh, and apparently there’s one more thing — two players in the league having the name “Kelly”.
In a piece by Sports Illustrated’s John Wertheim, ex-Knick enforcer Charles Oakley had a hilarious reaction when he found out that there was not one, but two Kellys currently playing in the NBA — Miami‘s Kelly Olynyk and the Wizards‘ Kelly Oubre Jr.
The fight between Oubre and Olynyk from these past playoffs was brought to the attention of Oakley, but he was not surprised about the scuffle. Rather, their effeminate names.
“You’re telling me,” Oakley said “that there’s two mother——- in the league named Kelly?”
Oakley clearly wasn’t taken aback by the brouhaha, as he was in quite a number of fights himself during his playing days, and most recently, with Knicks owner James Dolan and MSG security back in February. For good measure, he was also rather surprised at another odd NBA player’s name — Metta World Peace.
Please don’t ever change, Oak.