Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo has struggled to regain his 2018-19 All-Star form over the past few years, but it’s not for lack of effort.
The former All-Defensive First Team member has been mired in a myriad of injuries that have kept him from earning regular minutes. That said, when he plays, Oladipo looks good.
In the playoffs last season, he averaged 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals in 24.5 minutes per game over 15 playoff appearances. Thanks in part to his efforts, Miami came within one Jimmy Butler of three of the NBA Finals.
Oladipo worked hard all summer to get back to his All-Star caliber, so it’s easy to imagine his likely surprise when he saw why he was on Twitter late Wednesday afternoon.
Victor Oladipo here wild😭 pic.twitter.com/Ujdkf6zxSi
— Uncle Drew (@UncleDrewGB) September 14, 2022
I thought Victor Oladipo was here wild for a second 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/AtUNelJJOI
— Prez💵 (@DeadPrezidentss) September 14, 2022
Social media reactions to the video poured in immediately:
Heat will definitely win the chip https://t.co/5yzg6Bvmpd
— jamess (@itsjamesbud) September 15, 2022
Looks like he doesn’t like it at all https://t.co/1pYaQKRHAK
— 𝐃𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞 𝐍 ٭ (@DeniqueNashay) September 15, 2022
How I need my next cut https://t.co/02BA2LRVTX
— MIKE MYERS (@300stunna_) September 15, 2022
Let this man live! Smh https://t.co/xR6NJXU6Mg
— The Only Blue U Kno (@Theonlyblueukno) September 15, 2022
How I try to get my hair cut https://t.co/XcjWXC4Eux
— Alfredo (@Alfredoo977) September 15, 2022
Miami changes a man. That’s why Tyler Herro didn’t want to be traded. https://t.co/jC0qiXPTKh
— Chris (@cc_knows_best) September 15, 2022
Now, to be clear, the man in this video really doesn’t appear to be Oladipo. A point that some fans tried to point out:
that’s not a bro y’all are funny as hell https://t.co/67pM3a1H0p
— marley (@marleymarrl) September 15, 2022
It absolutely cannot be Victor Oladipo https://t.co/0aYTXkzRFi
—Lorencz (@Lorencz13) September 15, 2022
It’s not him lol https://t.co/Bgmul090k0
— (ablos nephew) Malcom Luther (@bangbang_primo) September 15, 2022
It’s not him https://t.co/gjen1gmzui
— Bruce Wayne Black (@Yeezy__808) September 14, 2022
But that didn’t matter to the Internet. When Twitter starts, there is no way to stop this train.
It will be interesting to see if Oladipo comes out and resolves this situation. He felt the need to when there was all this gossip about him and Butler.
This is obviously another story, however.
– Game 7 (@game7__) September 14, 2022
On the heels of a wild summer for the Heat, which saw Tyler Herro exposed and Butler make some questionable decisions, this latest viral drama is just normal.
Stay tuned. If Oladipo actually addresses this video in any capacity, the man will undoubtedly go down as an all-time legend on the internet.
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