Victor Oladipo Wants to Be in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

by November 05, 2013

Orlando Magic high-flying rookie guard Victor Oladipo says that if the League asks, he’d be interested in competing in this season’s Dunk Contest. Per the Orlando Sentinel: “Magic guard Victor Oladipo told me after the club’s win against the Brooklyn Nets that he would be interested in competing in the slam-dunk contest during All-Star Weekend. Oladipo turned in an eye-opening audition Sunday night, completing a 360-degree dunk off a steal from Nets point guard Deron Williams. ‘My teammates kept telling me to be aggressive. I just listened,’ Oladipo said. Oladipo was the No. 2 pick in the draft behind Cleveland’s Anthony Bennett. Many consider Oladipo the favorite to win Rookie of the Year. He has gotten off to a fast start — but not as fast as Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams. On Monday, Carter-Williams, the No. 11 pick, was named the Eastern Conference’s Player of the Week. The last rookie to win that honor in his first week was former Magic center Shaquille O’Neal, in 1992.”