Victor Oladipo Might be the Best Singer in the NBA

By Connor Muldowney
Victor Oladipo
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Coming into the league as one of the top draft picks and the potential to be a great NBA player, Victor Oladipo has dazzled fans in his first week as a pro. The Orlando Magic made the perfect selection at No. 2 in the 2013 draft, picking the guy who can do it all: drive, shoot, dribble, pass and play stellar defense. This kid might be the most complete rookie out there. He’s pretty good at basketball, but can he do anything else? How about sing? Yes he can.

While this might seem irrelevant when talking about his basketball career, the young rookie has been known to show off his vocals for all to see — and he’s really good at it. Watch as he sings a duet with Shelby Gogreve to Bill Withers‘ “Ain’t No Sunshine” at the Spirit of Indiana Showcase.

This kid is so talented it almost hurts. Besides his singing skills and possible upcoming record deal — kidding — he also manages to play basketball for the Magic. The rookie is averaging 13.2 points, 3.6 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals. While he averages 4.4 turnovers per contest, the young star is well on his way to contend for a Rookie of the Year award.

If he keeps this angelic singing up, Oladipo might be on the cover of a record label pretty soon. This guy has the vocal skills and basketball skills to be a dual-threat: singer and basketball player all rolled into one.

This isn’t the first time he was caught singing in front of groups of people as he sang Usher a few months back and it was just as good.

Well done, Victor.

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