Victor Oladipo Was Ready to Hit the Gym After Game 7

by April 30, 2018

Victor Oladipo‘s 30 points and 12 rebounds weren’t quite enough for Indiana to get past the LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7, and the All-Star guard is already plotting how to get better immediately: he sent his trainer a message shortly after the 105-101 loss inquiring how soon they can get back in the gym.

Oladipo, 25, says he has not yet “scratched the surface” of his potential.

Vic averaged 22.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6 assists and 3.5 steals in the epic first-round playoff series, and feels that the Indiana Pacers have forced everyone to sit up and take notice.

Per the Indy Star:

“It was a great year,” Oladipo said of averaging a career-best 23.1 ppg and making his first NBA All-Star Game, “but honestly I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface of how good I can be. … This summer I’m going to go to work so I can come back even better this year.”

What moment, a reporter wants to know, did the Pacers create?

“If y’all don’t respect the Indiana Pacers now,” he says, speaking generally, “I have no respect for you. That’s how I feel. Nobody thought we were going to be here. Nobody, not one person, but us in the locker room. I feel like we’ve earned that respect from everyone. I think that’s the moment we have created.”