Victor Oladipo still lives in the gym. Does that surprise you? He still works way past the norm. Would you expect anything less? Some NBA players, once they attain wealth and success, as this former Indiana standout and NBA No. 2 overall pick has as he prepares for his second season with the Orlando Magic, become susceptible to temptations that are everywhere they look. Oladipo? He works. Case in point No. 1 -- his approach to NBA's travel life. “It's tough,” he says during a recent IU tailgate tour stop. “You get into the hotel at 1 or 2 in the morning. It's 24 hour room service. You can get whatever you want. I mean, anything you want.” He smiles. For a moment, Lucas Oil Stadium resonates with Sodom and Gomorrah possibilities. “I don't have to explain that. That tells you, wow, it's crazy.” Oladipo has no time for crazy. Case in point No. 2 -- his August return to Bloomington. Oladipo was there with former IU teammate Cody Zeller, Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade (he played for Hoosier coach Tom Crean while both were at Marquette) and Heat players Mario Chalmers, Udonis Haslem, Norris Cole and Josh McRoberts.
Ex-Hoosier Oladipo 'works' to scratch the NBA surface
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel | Aug 28