Kelly Olynyk has done it once again to the Washington Wizards.
The Miami Heat center ripped the heart of the Wizards just when it looked like it was going to be a new chapter for the team.
After leading a team to a 113-112 victory over the Wizards once again, he is starting to become one of the biggest sports villains in Washington D.C.
Olynyk hit a go-ahead layup with 0.2. second left to sink the Wizards in their 2018 season opener. Dwyane Wade had the first chance to win it for the Heat. He missed, but Olynyk was there for the rebound and uncontested layup.
For those that need a reminder this is not the first time Olynyk has torched the Wizards.
Back in Game 7 of the 2017 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Olynyk, then the Boston Celtics' backup center, went off for 26 points, 14 coming in a tense fourth quarter. The loss ended the Wizards' chance to get to the Conference Finals that year. It would have been the first time they reached that mark in the John Wall-era of the franchise.
Olynyk was also guilty of getting under the skin of Kelly Oubre Jr. The Wizards forward was sent to the floor following a big screen set by Olynyk. Oubre sprang to his feet and shoved Olynyk, leading to a minor scuffle. Oubre was ejected from the game and suspended for the following game.
With a reputation like that, Olynyk is starting to etch his name down on the wrong side of D.C. sports lore.
Who does Olynyk join among the ranks of most disliked athletes inside the D.M.V.? Here's our list:
To the vast majority of Washington, D.C. sports fans, no one will ever be a bigger villain than Sidney Crosby. His rivalry with Alex Ovechkin is a major part of this, but being on the winning side more often than the Washington Capitals plays just as big a part. Crosby's Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Capitals in three different Eastern Conference Semifinal series before Washington finally broke through last season.
Also it's Crosby. His incessant whinning and cockiness are overwhelming.
At the time he was just an average goalie for the Montreal Canadiens, but by the end of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Jaroslav Halak was public enemy No. 1 in the nation's capital.
Against a Capitals team that won the Presidents Trophy, Halak stood on his head as the No. 8 seed Canadiens faced elimination with the Caps up 3-1 in the series. He had 37 saves in Game 5, an incredible 53 saves in Game 6, and clinched the series with 41 saves in Game 7. He allowed just three goals in those three games, and sent the Capitals packing earlier than expected.
Had it not been for Halak, the first Washington Capitals championship might have happened well before June 2018.
He owns the Dallas Cowboys. Need we say more?
For years Jonathan Papelbon was on the Philadelphia Phillies. That alone would be enough to be on the bad side of D.C. sports fans.
Then he came to Washington, as a member of the Nationals, and tried to choke-out Bryce Harper.
An insider job? We think so.
Albert Haynesworth drew a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins. He ended up playing less than two seasons.
He was so bad that NFL.com has listed him as one of the worst free agents signings in league history.
There are two things Albert Haynesworth is remembered for in Washington, D.C.
1: Taking a lot of money from the Redskins
2: This video
Only on this list because some believe that Pete Kozma is the sole reason the Washington Nationals did not win a championship in 2012.
Aside from a three-run home run and then the game-winning runs in Game 5 of the NLDS, there has not been another chapter in the Kozma vs. Washington D.C. rivalry.
The real villain in all of this should be the Nats' pitcher, Drew Storen. He had a two-run lead before coming into the ninth in a winner-take-all Game 5. He gave the Cardinals four runs.
So now that I've gone and depressed your day away, re-living terrible D.C. sports nightmares, just know that Olynyk is squarely on this list and just re-affirmed that with his latest buzzer-beater.
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