36 Facts About Victor Oladipo


Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo was born on May 4,1992 and is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.


Victor Oladipo was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016 and then traded to the Indiana Pacers in 2017.


Victor Oladipo became a first-time NBA All-Star, led the league in steals, was named to the All-Defensive First Team and the All-NBA Third Team, and won the NBA Most Improved Player Award in his first season with Indiana.


Victor Oladipo underwent season-ending surgery after just four games with Miami and made his playing return in March 2022.


Victor Oladipo appeared as "Thingamajig" on season 2 of The Masked Singer, finishing in 5th.


Victor Oladipo was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, and raised in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.


Victor Oladipo's parents moved to the United States in 1985, where they were married.

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Victor Oladipo was named to the Washington Post 2010 All-Met First Team and the First Team All-WCAC.


Victor Oladipo was ranked No 144 overall and the No 41 shooting guard in his class by Rivals.


Victor Oladipo chose to play basketball at Indiana University Bloomington and major in sports communication broadcasting, turning down offers from Notre Dame, Maryland, Xavier and others.


Victor Oladipo produced 42 more points than he allowed per 100 possessions.


Victor Oladipo was named the Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year, the National Co-Defensive Player of the Year, and a first-team All-American by the USBWA and Sporting News.


Victor Oladipo was projected as a top-15 pick by ESPN and CBS Sports.


On December 3,2013, Victor Oladipo recorded his first career triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a double overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.


Victor Oladipo went on to finish second in the Rookie of the Year voting behind Carter-Williams.


On October 24,2014, Victor Oladipo was ruled out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in practice the previous day.


On March 4,2015, Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 38 points on 15-of-25 shooting in a loss to the Phoenix Suns.


Victor Oladipo hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to send the game into double overtime.


Victor Oladipo averaged just 12.8 points per game over his first 12 games of the season.


Victor Oladipo continued coming off the bench following this performance, averaging 17.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.4 blocks over his first eight games off the bench.


Victor Oladipo missed the final three games of the season with a concussion.


On June 23,2016, Victor Oladipo was traded, along with Ersan Ilyasova and the draft rights to Domantas Sabonis, to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Serge Ibaka.


Victor Oladipo became the fourth player in Pacers history with at least 30 points and six 3-pointers in a postseason game, joining Reggie Miller, Chuck Person and Paul George.


Victor Oladipo averaged 23.1 points per game, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and led the NBA in steals at 2.4 per game.


Victor Oladipo set career highs in nearly every statistical category.

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Also in 2018, Victor Oladipo was named to the All-NBA Third Team and the NBA All-Defensive First Team.


Victor Oladipo initially announced that he would sit out during the restart of the NBA season, but ultimately committed to play after continued rehab of his quadriceps tendon.


On January 16,2021, Victor Oladipo was traded to the Houston Rockets as a part of a four-team deal that sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.


In February 2021, Victor Oladipo turned down a two-year, $45.2 million max contract extension, which was the most the Rockets could offer him.


Victor Oladipo only played 20 games in total with the Rockets, averaging 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.


On March 25,2021, Victor Oladipo was traded to the Miami Heat in exchange for Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk and a 2022 draft pick swap.


On July 7,2022, Victor Oladipo re-signed with the Heat on a two-year, $18 million deal.


Victor Oladipo is a shooting guard who is capable of playing point guard.


On offense, Victor Oladipo is capable of aggressively and quickly driving to the basket, aided by his leaping ability.


On defense, Victor Oladipo has been described as a "lockdown off-ball defender who can defend multiple positions".


Victor Oladipo has the quickness to guard point guards and the strength and athleticism to guard a forward if caught in a mismatch.