The best Kellys in sports history – Sports Illustrated

It’s Kelly Olynyk’s world and we’re just living in it. Sure, Bradley Beal and Isaiah Thomas scored more points in the Celtics’ Game 7 win over the Wizards but the real story was Olynyk, who erupted for 26 points off the bench, including 14 in the fourth quarter. Judging by the reaction online, he’s obviously the best player in the NBA now, so what better time to take a look at the best Kellys in sports?

8. Kelly Oubre

He’s last on this list because of his unsavory history with god amongst men Kelly Olynyk. 

7. Kelly Holcomb

He wasn’t that great but being the last quarterback to start a playoff game for the Browns is worth something. 

6. Kelly Shoppach

He was everyone’s favorite light-hitting backup catcher of the mid-2000’s. Well, after Kevin Cash. 

5. Kelly Kelly

Yes, that’s really the name WWE gave her. Her real name, Barbie Blank, definitely wasn’t a better alternative. 

4. Kelly Slater

Every person of a certain age remembers the Kelly Slater cheat code in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3

3. Kelly Gregg

A stalwart run-stopper in the middle of those vaunted Ray Lewis-led Ravens defenses.

2. Kelly Kulick

Kulick left her job at her dad’s auto body shop to become the first woman on the men’s pro bowling circuit and became the first woman to win a PBA tournament in 2010. 

1. Kelly Olynyk

​Larry Bird who?


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