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Hovadipo

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1 minute ago, Aaron said:

Sorry but its true.

I love Vic and he is no different from most NBA players and I will be forever be grateful for his time at IU. With that said it does need to be acknowledged that he has let fame go to his head a bit. It does not change the fact that he is an IU great and has done a ton for the university with his donation to the lounge.  

I have zero problem with Vic not playing and many are not. The way he handled it though was truly egotistical and self serving. He lied to both the Pacers and the local media all last week than leaked it to the National media late Friday afternoon without telling Pacers first (and yes I know for a fact this is true).

No one can say that is a good way to handle an announcement you are not playing.

 

Hey... I'm not on the inside of any of this, so I absolutely embrace that facts that others may have are not part of my consideration, but it seems sooooo out of character. Your post is (in part) bizarre to me because you are not a 'bomb-throwing' poster.

 

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1 minute ago, Stuhoo said:

 

Hey... I'm not on the inside of any of this, so I absolutely embrace that facts that others may have are not part of my consideration, but it seems sooooo out of character. Your post is (in part) bizarre to me because you are not a 'bomb-throwing' poster.

 

I am not usually since I don't hear a lot, but I do know a couple people around the Pacers and I do know he has become a bit of a pain to deal with and duped the team with this decision. He has the wrong people in his ear right now and is not making the best decisions showing loyalty to the State that has made him who he is. 

We can still love Vic and I do for his time at IU and how he has given back for the lounge and he is a great guy at heart. He is just not good at handling fame and has wrong people in his ear now. 

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57 minutes ago, Hovadipo said:

Welp, it’s been decided. Victor Oladipo, our favorite fun-loving, heartfelt, great guy has let FAME AND FORTUNE get to his head and turned into a selfish, ungrateful a-hole.
 

Our insider has spoken!

That's a bit harsh. I am not an 'insider' per se but I have talked to a couple people who know he duped the Pacers last week big time.

Vic is definitely a good guy at heart and I will forever appreciate all he has done for IU and put the money for the lounge.

Its also true he has people in his ear now and is not making the most mature decisions when it comes to handling this situation and several others.

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Very interested to see what happens with Vic and the pacers, seems the connection to him and heat is very real (from pacers and heat writers) I’m more interested to see if he does indeed bounce, how he will be received in Indiana going forward. Will he still be the cult hero that he’s always been or will he get the Paul George treatment. Oladipo is deft one of my top 5 favorite Hoosiers ever, so it would be a gut punch if he does indeed leave.

 

 

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Anyone think he’s having a hard time coming back from a terrible injury and maybe Indiana likes it’s other guards more? Maybe, it’s possible.

Nothing that happens with the Pacers will change my opinion of VO. He’s a good dude, even if fame has gotten to him.


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Big contract year coming up for him. He's gonna try to be as healthy as he can be to maximize on his contract. I'd love to see him stay a Pacer but I'm not so sure anymore. This thing about him not playing in Orlando and the rumors of him going to Miami are making me a little uneasy. I think it's a very real possibility he could bolt. But he's also said nothing but good things about Indiana and the Pacers so who knows. Hopefully he stays a Pacer for the rest of his career!

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1 hour ago, landrus13 said:

Big contract year coming up for him. He's gonna try to be as healthy as he can be to maximize on his contract. I'd love to see him stay a Pacer but I'm not so sure anymore. This thing about him not playing in Orlando and the rumors of him going to Miami are making me a little uneasy. I think it's a very real possibility he could bolt. But he's also said nothing but good things about Indiana and the Pacers so who knows. Hopefully he stays a Pacer for the rest of his career!

Publicly he loves Indiana (and a lot of him still very much does) but privately he has acted like he has gotten to big for Indiana which is a shame. He has the wrong people in his ear right now and is convinced stardom is better in a big market. Needs to listen to different people.

Here is the Inside The Hall Podcast in which Scott Agnes explains in the nicest way possible that Vic has turned into a real diva:

https://www.insidethehall.com/2020/07/08/potb-335-a-look-at-victor-oladipos-decision-to-sit-out-with-scott-agness/

We can be forever grateful for what he did at IU and also acknowledge he's let fame go to his head. Both can be true.

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