While Victor Oladipo’s personal style and musical skills reveal a personality that extends far beyond the court, he’s not about to let you confuse his exploration for a lack of dedication to basketball. As he returns from a devastating quad injury and rounds back to All-Star form for the 2019-2020 NBA season, he’s setting the tone right from the jump.
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Inside Victor Oladipo’s Ferocious Grind
The Indiana Pacer takes us behind the scenes of his rehab
Despite Oladipo’s setback, he advocates an approach that frames failure as a pathway to success, something that can be conquered by hard work. Reflecting on his past and his mother’s advice, Oladipo has emerged from the injury as more focused and clear-minded. Though he’s only 27, he’s earned the wisdom of a veteran.
“Don’t be surprised when you fail,” Oladipo says. “But how are you going to react when you do?”
As the off-season winds down and the games begin again, Oladipo puts his rehabilitation into perspective.
“I truly believe getting injured was a blessing,” Oladipo says. “I can’t wait to show people why.”
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