Victor Oladipo resents not being in All-Star Game, but wishes Team Giannis good luck
The Indiana Pacers will notably be without All-Star shooting guard Victor Oladipo for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign. With the former Indiana Hoosiers standout recently suffering a season-ending knee injury, Oladipo was obviously unable to make his way to Charlotte, North Carolina for this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend.
Despite the fact that Victor Oladipo resents not being able to participate in the festivities, the Pacers superstar made a point to wish “Team Giannis” good luck ahead of Sunday evening’s contest against “Team LeBron.”
Congrats to all my fellow #Nbaallstars! Wish I could be there playing with you guys but I know this will be a good game to watch! I was on Team LeBron last year but this year it’s all about #TeamGiannis! Lets Go Fellas!!!
— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) February 18, 2019
Oladipo has continued to stay positive since suffering the unfortunate and untimely setback.
“I just let them know I’m good,” Oladipo said, via the team’s official website. “I felt bad because I didn’t want my season to end like this. At times it felt like I was letting them down a little bit, but to be able to see them and talk to them, it was good for me just to be able to tell them we’re right where we want to be. Just a reminder that we’re at our best when nobody believes in us. I just reminded them how good they are. Everybody was overreacting, but they didn’t need to. Now they’re good. They’re capable of doing special things even though I’m not there.
“I instill positivity in everybody. God blessed me with the ability to do that. Whenever they need me I’m here but they’re more than capable of getting the job done.”
Even in the absence of the All-Star two-guard, the Pacers have continued to win games and remain in play for a top spot in the Eastern Conference standings.