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Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Victor Oladipo has always been a family-oriented guy. When he rose to national prominence as a star playing basketball at Indiana, he frequently touted his parents, particularly his siblings in his upbringing. Now, as a guard with the Orlando Magic, he’s still giving thanks to his people, particularly his sister, Kendra. His elder, she became deaf in the second grade. It was an adjustment that forced their whole family to make changes. She eventually graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High in Greenbelt, then on to Gallaudet, where she is now a substitute teacher at the Model Secondary School on campus. Her “little” brother Victor dropped by Wednesday for a visit.
The Magic acquired Green so he could contribute off the bench and serve as a role model and mentor to the team’s youngsters. Green was a positive influence in the Magic locker room, especially for Maurice Harkless, Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton. “I talk to Willie every day,” Harkless said in March. “Willie’s definitely somebody that I talk to whenever I get frustrated. He’s the one to talk to. It’s always Willie.”
Oladipo draws the most curiosity among league insiders. People feel more certain that they understand what Payton is and will be: a crafty point guard who can’t shoot. Players improve, of course, and the Magic have a killer shooting coach in Dave Love, who will help Payton. The precedent of Jason Kidd exists. But most guys who enter the league as poor shooters usually top out at tolerable, and Payton will likely always be a pass-first dynamo with an unreliable jumper.
When he showcased his athleticism and creativity in the slam dunk contest last month at NBA All-Star Weekend, Victor Oladipo was doing much more than entertaining fans. He was on a mission to save lives. Oladipo decided before the dunk competition took place that he would donate a portion of his prize money to fight cancer. And since finishing runner-up in the contest, the second-year Orlando Magic guard has done just that. On Thursday, Oladipo donated $15,000 to the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute to combat breast cancer. Prior to this contribution, he had presented checks to Indiana University’s Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
In Indiana for the Magic’s game against the Pacers on Tuesday, Oladipo took the first step in delivering on his promise by donating $15,000 to the IU Cancer Center on Monday. Oladipo is hopeful that all of his donations will allow him to make a difference in the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of people who have received cancer diagnosis.
G Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers, $5,300 salary | 10.6% of cap. He has been playing well recently, topping 30.00 FantasyScore points in four of his last five games. Meanwhile, the 76ers just traded away their best perimeter defender, Michael Carter-Williams, giving Oladipo a great chance to top the 36.25 FantasyScore points he scored the last time these teams met.
Orlando’s Victor Oladipo’s first dunk at the NBA Dunk Contest was incredible, but he virtually ensured himself a 50 with the style points he earned after coming to the court wearing a fake tux and singing “New York, New York.” Oladipo then threw down a 540 dunk that no one has ever seen before.
Victor Oladipo will donate a portion of his dunk contest earnings to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis and the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in Orlando.
Oladipo met Wale when the rapper attended one of his college games. Both are Nigerian, both are from the Washington, D.C. area. They quickly clicked. “In our culture, when you meet someone of the same background, he’s automatically like your brother. That’s like my big brother,” Oladipo said of Wale. “[The relationships within the Nigerian community] are very important because it’s like when one of us does something big, we all do something big.”
Marc J. Spears: MIL’s Antetokounmpo, MIN’s LaVine, ORL’s Oladipo, BKN’s Plumlee to compete in 2015 NBA Slam Dunk. @Zach LaVine easy favorite.
Josh Robbins: Victor Oladipo said he’s been given permission to no longer wear the protective mask. He’s happy not to wear it.
At some point the Magic will need to re-establish Victor Oladipo’s role. A current NBA coach, a former NBA coach and a current league scout tell me what he’s not: Oladipo’s not a point guard. It’s not a surprising opinion. And it’s not news to the Magic, who drafted a point guard in June after experimenting with Victor at the position last season.
Josh Robbins: Victor Oladipo is listed as out for Friday night’s game against the #Milwaukee #Bucks.
Orlando Magic: This masked man looks quite #feathery! @Victor Oladipo will travel and begin to practice with the team as he continues the recovery process. #letsgomagic #orlandomagic #nba #basketball http://instagram.com/p/vJgWVuOzYz/
Victor Oladipo: I will be back before you know it and better than ever #waitonit #feathery #greatnessisalifestyle #exhausturpotential #setforacomeback
Josh Robbins: A Magic official said Victor Oladipo’s surgery today to repair a facial fracture went well. Team won’t reveal a timetable.
After undergoing surgery to repair a facial fracture, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is expected to miss a month of the season, a league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Josh Robbins: Team officials say Oladipo received an accidental elbow in the face during a practice drill, and he will undergo surgery Sat.