“If I continue to keep growing & make everything more consistent, I’m going to get better each year.”
Victor Oladipo just completed his fifth NBA season. Oladipo played his college basketball at Indiana University and was the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. He began his pro career with Orlando; was traded to Oklahoma City and then after the 2016-2017 season was dealt to the Indiana Pacers. Oladipo is 26 years old and this past season he became an NBA All-Star for the first time.
Victor Oladipo went from a solid player to an excellent player during his first season as an Indiana Pacer. Oladipo has an incredible work ethic and his dedication to exercise and diet last off season enabled him to be leaner, faster and more explosive. When the Pacers acquired Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis for Paul George, most people felt the Pacers did not get enough in return for George. Oladipo changed their minds! He went from averaging 15 points a game with Oklahoma City to 23 points per game with Indiana, along with five rebounds and four assists a game.
Not many people expected the Indiana Pacers to make the Playoffs this past season. With Oladipo leading the way and with a wonderful team concept, the Pacers not only made the Playoffs, they took the Cleveland Cavaliers to a seventh game. Victor Oladipo also is a terrific defensive player! A team man all the way!
Will Victor Oladipo sit back and rest on his laurels? Oladipo texted his trainer, David Alexander, right after the loss to Cleveland and asked about workout plans. Someone said to Oladipo, “Take a break and enjoy life.” Oladipo responded, “This is my life!”