Oladipo sings, dunks and basically wins NBA All-Star Weekend

During his time in Bloomington, he made a habit of stealing the show with his R&B singalong routine at Hoosier Hysteria.

On Saturday, Victor Oladipo took his act to NBA All-Star Weekend in Brooklyn and did the same.

Oladipo walked out to Saturday’s dunk contest at Barclays Center wearing a tuxedo top and top hat while singing a version of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” much to the apparent approval of those in attendance, including Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and, umm, John McEnroe.

From there, Oladipo did what Oladipo does best. He wowed the crowd with an impressive 540-degree dunk before finishing second to Minnesota’s Zach LaVine.

On Friday, Oladipo teamed with former IU teammate Cody Zeller in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge, scoring 22 points with four assists and four steals in the United States’ 121-112 loss to the World squad. Zeller finished with 12 points, four rebounds and three steals.

“I think it’s fantastic for Indiana,” IU coach Tom Crean said Saturday about Oladipo and Zeller participating during the NBA’s showcase weekend. “It’s fantastic for them, their families. It says a lot about the way they’ve developed in that league. I don’t think any of us are surprised. All-star games and those events, dunk contests and 3-point shootouts — those are nice things, individualistic things, but they don’t bring in people to those events that aren’t going to draw some attention. We’re proud of those guys.”

Crean also said he was expecting Oladipo, Zeller and Christian Watford to attend Sunday night’s game against Minnesota, though Zeller tweeted Sunday afternoon that his flight from New York was cancelled.

One comment

  1. first of all, it was not a 540 degree dunk. people are either blind, stupid, or mathematically challenged.

    secondly, dipo might want to not grab his package while singing on national tv. i’m pretty sure i never saw sinatra do that.

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