Olynyk's run at NBA championship ends; free-agency decision looms

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers proved too much for Kelly Olynyk and the Miami Heat.

James tallied a triple-double — 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists — to pace the Lakers to a 106-93 victory on Sunday in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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The Lakers won the series 4-2 and James earned his fourth Finals MVP nod.

Olynyk, the 6-foot-11, 240-pound forward from Kamloops, logged 15 minutes in Game 6, tallying nine points, seven rebounds and one block.

The South Kamloops secondary graduate’s team-high 24 points in a Game 2 loss were the most ever by a Canadian in the Finals.

Olynyk has a free-agency decision to make this off-season.

He can exercise his US $12.3 million player option to remain with the Heat for the 2020-2021 campaign or explore the possibilities of something bigger in free agency.

If Olynyk opts in with the Heat for next season, his total cash career earnings will be US $58,540,377, according to spotrac.com. 

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