“Tough times don’t last tough people do” – Victor Oladipo
I feel like I’m always shouting out Oladipo during my
Motivational Mondays segment. However, after the news of his season ending
injury, I felt like it was only right to highlight his response today. Check
out Oladipo’s full IG response below:
As I stated before, I definitely expect a full recovery by
Oladipo because “tough times don’t last tough people do”.
On Wednesday night versus the Toronto Raptors, Victor
Oladipo suffered a gruesome knee injury. The MRI today confirmed that Oladipo
has a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee. This will require surgery and
Oladipo will be out for the season.
This is devastating news not only to the Indiana Pacers, but
the entire NBA as a whole. Oladipo is one of the bright young stars in the
league. You can tell that his fellow NBA peers respects him just by all of the
get-well tweets after the injury occurred. Oladipo was averaging 18.8 PPG and career
highs in both rebounds (5.6) and assist (5.2) this season. After coming off a
thrilling seven game series vs. LeBron and the Cavaliers in last year’s
playoff, we were all excited to see what Oladipo was going to do in this year’s
playoffs. The coaches will most likely vote Oladipo as a reserve for the
upcoming NBA All Star game in Charlotte.
This is just a minor setback for a major comeback for
Victor. We’ll see you back on the court dominating soon. Prayers up!
Victor Oladipo won the 2017-2018 NBA Most Improved Player last night during the NBA Players Award. Oladipo posted career highs in points, rebounds, assists, and steals this season with averages of 23 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 4.3 APG, and 2.4 SPG (led the league in steals). He also received All-NBA Third Team & All NBA Defensive First Team nods this season while making his first NBA All Star appearance . Oladipo was the catalyst in the Indiana Pacers bounce back season including a thrilling seven game first round playoff series versus Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. After stops in Orlando & Oklahoma, it appears that Oladipo has finally found his home in Indiana. This is just the beginning of greatness for Oladipo.
Minutes after getting eliminated in the 1st round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Victor Oladipo is already thinking about next season. Oladipo had a break out season in his first year with the Indiana Pacers and he showed what the greatness that he is capable of in going up against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavalier. Check out the photo below from Oladipo’s trainer if you don’t think Oladipo is serious about getting better next year.