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CONTROLLING YOUR TEMPER ON THE COURT

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Updated: May 8, 2017
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Last week, Kelly Oubre of the Washington Wizards got in trouble during game 3 of the NBA playoffs. He was suspended for game 4 against the Celtics for pushing Celtics Center Kelly Olynyk to the ground.  Oubre reacted to a hard moving screen from Olynyk and lost his temper.  When someone does that to me in a game I get really upset and sometimes I feel like shoving them back too.  It’s hard to decide what the right thing to do is when someone is being mean to me while we are playing.  In one of my games last week a kid was trash talking me on the court and it made me pretty mad.

I understand why Oubre got so upset. Kelly Olynyk has a history of being a dirty player.  Two years ago in the playoffs he hurt Kevin Love’s shoulder intentionally.  Kevin Love ended up missing the rest of the 2015 playoffs.

So did Kelly Oubre do the right thing by pushing down Kelly Olynyk?  He was kicked out of game 3 and will miss game 4.  I don’t think he did the right thing. He has to learn better to control his emotions.  You can’t help your team from the bench.  You might think it will feel good to hit somebody back but not being there for your teammates is worse.

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