Victor Oladipo sent his trainer awesome message after elimination
Victor Oladipo wasted little time looking ahead to next season after his Indiana Pacers were eliminated from this year’s playoffs.
The Pacers came up short in their quest to advance in this year’s playoffs when they were defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-101 in Game 7 of their first-round series. Almost immediately after the game, Oladipo sent a message to his trainer about beginning some offseason training.
I can’t make this up! Look at the time on this text, this dude probably hasn’t even showered yet after playing one of the biggest games of his young career and he’s already trying to get back to work! You young athletes out there take notes… @vicoladipo I’m sending you the jet, we start tonight! And Yes I had his name mis spelled in my phone from day one and left it like that
Oladipo continued that line of thinking, saying to the media after the game that he doesn’t know how to take a break or time off.
Pacers' Victor Oladipo after season-ending Game 7 loss: "I don't know how to take time off. I had somebody tell me, 'Take a break and enjoy your life.' This is my life." pic.twitter.com/twGn2oVU40
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 29, 2018
Oladipo flourished during his first season with the Pacers. He averaged 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and led the NBA with 2.1 steals per game. He also made his first All-Star team and is the favorite take home the league’s Most Improved Player of the Year Award. With his attitude of constantly wanting to get better, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Oladipo did improve even more next season.