Video: Pacers’ Victor Oladipo dresses as Black Panther for Halloween
Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo decided to arrive in style for Wednesday night’s game against the New York Knicks.
The reigning Most Improved Player got in the Halloween spirit ahead of the Pacers’ showdown with the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, donning a fierce Black Panther costume.
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Oladipo will undoubtedly look to unleash his inner superhero against a young and hungry Knicks squad.
The Pacers currently find themselves fifth in the Eastern Conference right behind the Detroit Pistons. Oladipo has continued his impressive play from last season. He is averaging 21.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1.4 steals in seven games this season.
After being traded to the Pacers last season, Oladipo has reached near-elite status after his short time in Indiana. The trade sent Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Although George is one of the best players in the league, Oladipo unleashed a side of himself last season nobody was expecting.
Victor Oladipo was drafted second overall out of the University of Indiana in the 2013 NBA Draft and could not have landed in a more appropriate location. The fans in Indiana love Oladipo, and he has filled the void of George admirably.
The Pacers could make noise this season with the East wide open. In addition to Oladipo, Indiana signed Tyreke Evans and gave Myles Turner a long-term extension.