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Pacers star Victor Oladipo now a basketball franchise owner with NBL team investment

Pacers, Victor Oladipo, New Zealand Breakers

According to a report by the Associated Press (via NBA), Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo has made some basketball history. Not NBA history, though, but rather NBL history.

Apparently, Oladipo has joined the ownership group that recently purchased the New Zealand Breakers.

The 28-year-old All-Star guard has now become one of the youngest basketball team owners in the entire world.

“I was always interested in being part of team ownership, having input with a team and helping a team be successful on the business side of things,” the Pacers star said of the transaction. “To work with a team from this perspective, I’m sure I’ll have newfound respect for the guys who have been in that position.”

It is also worth noting that Victor Oladipo, a two-time NBA All-Star, will receive “an up-close look at how management makes decisions,” although the veteran guard will not be running any of the team’s day-to-day operations.

Oladipo has encountered one of the most interesting offseasons of any NBA player this time around–for a variety of different reasons, too. While now becoming one of the owners of the aforementioned New Zealand Breakers, it was initially Oladipo’s status as a member of the Pacers that had everyone’s eyes on Indiana.

It was widely reported that Oladipo was asking players from other NBA franchises to help him get traded to their teams down in Orlando earlier this year. However, such a claim has since been shot down by Oladipo, who remains a member of the Pacers as it stands today.