Pretty much everyone in Indianapolis knows what happened last summer for Victor Oladipo. Following a middling first season in Oklahoma City, Oladipo re-dedicated himself in the gym, working to transform his body in hopes of taking his game to the next level. He was then traded to the Pacers - which his trainer said "lit the fire even more" - and the hard work resulted in a career season in Indiana, including Vic's first All-Star appearance.
What people probably don't know about Oladipo? What he's planning for an encore.
The Bleacher Report's Tom Haberstoh talked to Oladipo's trainer, David Alexander, who has an even loftier prediction for his client's future: "Mini-LeBron".
All-Star ✅— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) July 23, 2018
Black Panther ✅
Victor Oladipo, freshly named to B/R's Power 50, looking to transform again, this time into MVP.
"If you thought he was explosive last year, this year he's going to be f--king scary. He's turning into a mini-LeBron." https://t.co/lfcDzp3Ay4
There are some terrific quotes in there from Alexander, who is continuing to work to make those predictions for Oladipo a reality.