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Victor Oladipo, Bill Simmons’ top choice in the 2013 NBA Draft, apparently wasn’t one for calling Cleveland home. In a quote that was pulled from a Orlando Magic ticket-holder event, the rookie shooting guard who was one of several players potentially slotted for the No. 1 overall pick owned by the Cavaliers, said that he “really didn’t want to go to Cleveland.” The quote was then tweeted out by the Orlando Magic’s official Twitter account and instantly drew the ire of Cleveland fans. Oladipo wasted no time issuing an apology to Cleveland fans who took his statement as a moment of disrespect. Sorry to all the cavs fan if I offended them in anyway making the comment I made I didn't mean it the way you all took it. — Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) September 13, 2013 While the statement obviously reflects on Cleveland, a city that has had it’s fair share of players speaking poorly of it’s economy, weather and/or lack of nightlife, it is easy to see how a rookie player would want to endear himself to the team that did make the investment in him on draft day. David Steele, the Magic’s television play-by-play announcer, referred to Oladipo’s comment as ”harmless banter.” [Related: NBA News: Cleveland Cavaliers sign PG Matthew Dellavedova]
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Somewhere in the world Joakim Noah has to be smiling. Three years after the Chicago Bulls forward/center put the entire city of Cleveland on blast with his comments during the postseason about, ”What's so good about Cleveland?", along comes Victor Oladipo. The rookie for the Orlando Magic didn’t throw fire on the city as much as Noah did, but Oladipo does remain...
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#Cavs sign undrafted rookie PG Matthew Dellavedova to 2yr deal with small guarantee. Story: http://t.co/W3tKUcz6NW
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It didn’t take Victor Oladipo long to agitate Cleveland Cavaliers fans.
Oladipo was speaking to a group of Magic season ticket holders Thursday night when he made this shocking statement.
“I really didn’t want to go to Cleveland.”
Someone school Oladipo to the rules of being politically correct really fast, because the rookie guard hopped on Twitter not long after to apologize.
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Warning: this post is likely taking a quote out of context and making a controversy where there is not one.
Like everything else, we are going to call this a learning experience for rookie Victor Oladipo. There will be a lot of those this year.
At a season ticket holder event at the Orlando Country Club on Thursday, Victor Oladipo and Rob Hennigan...
Craig Ehlo walked out of a Spokane, Washington courtroom on Wednesday as a free man, after pleading guilty to a charge Second Degree Reckless Burning. The charges stem from a family argument that the former NBA player was involved in last month. Ehlo was actually sentenced to 364 days in jail for the offense according to a report from “KREM.com“, however the judge suspended...
At one point in our younger lives, we wanted to be like someone famous and in the case of Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Carrick Felix, he wanted to be like a professional skateboarding legend.
Felix told Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Schmitt Boyer that he grew up idolizing skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and wanted to be the “next Tony Hawk”:
“I wanted to be the next Tony Hawk...
He might want to work on playing his own sport first.
The always entertaining Terrell Owens thinks he could play in the NBA. Here is what he told Sports Nation:
“I could play, I’m better than Luke Walton!”
Nevermind that Luke Walton isn’t currently on a roster because T.O. wasn’t always the brightest bulb. I would like to say that 98% of athletes that think they can...
Since Terrell Owens has some free time on his hands, he decided to drop by the studios of ESPN SportsNation to talk about a myriad of things.
During his appearance on the show, he decided to state that he wants to play in the NBA and decides to take a shot at Luke Walton in the process.
Check out the diss in the below video clip:
Terrell Owens disses Luke Walton [Bleacher Report...
Terrell Owens, at 39 years old, still believes he can play professionally - in the NBA that is. In fact, he believes he's at least better than Luke Walton.