Hassan Whiteside Blindsides Kelly Olynyk, Gets Ejected

Hassan Whiteside is having a storybook season.

After a basketball journey around the world that included stops in the D-League, China and Lebanon, Whiteside has finally found a home with the Miami Heat. He’s come, essentially, out of nowhere, posting nightly double-doubles with numbers that look like they’re straight out of a video game.

Things aren’t completely rosy for Whiteside, though, especially over the last few games. First, he got into a tussle with Alex Len, resulting in an ejection. Tonight, he got ejected for a cheap shot on Kelly Olynyk, blindsiding the Celtics’ center with a shoulder in the back.

Whiteside’s story will continue to be one of the best in the NBA, but for a player still trying to secure a spot in the league, he can’t afford a hot-head label.

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