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Victor Oladipo rejects Carmelo Anthony at the Rim (VIDEO)

Dec 7, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

The Knicks rolled the Magic 121-83 on Friday to earn a much-needed second straight victory, but Orlando rookie Victor Oladipo came up with at least one play that was worthy of the highlight reel.

As Carmelo Anthony drives the lane for what looks to be a certain slam, Oladipo rises up and rejects him at the rim, sending back his dunk attempt early in the first quarter.

 

  1. fatcamper - Dec 7, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Nice work Victor. As a Magic fan, these losses really feel like wins. It’s all about stuffing the machine with ping pong balls that have Orlando’s name on them and developing some young guys along the way.

  2. stephenolszewski - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Yep the Cavs should’ve drafted him for sure

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 7, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      Basic draft rule of thumb: Take guaranteed talent over need. Somewhere down the line you can decide which player to trade if you’re too loaded at one position.

      The Cavs took need over position and are suffering now because of it. Bennett has been one of the worst #1 picks in history so far.

      • asimonetti88 - Dec 7, 2013 at 4:31 PM

        Did Bennett really fill a need though? They already had good frontcourt depth, and Bennett is not a natural 3. I think the pick was questionable from all angles, talent, need, etc.

      • pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 7, 2013 at 6:21 PM

        Well they were definitely stacked at the guard position with Irving, Jack and Waiters and their frontcourt consists of a 31-year old injury prone center in Varejao, the ultimate question mark in Bynum, and a stud in Thompson.

        Their frontcourt was not as deep as people think so they decided to fill a need than have 4 guards (with Oladipo) that you are forced to play at least 25-30 minutes a game.

  3. jimeejohnson - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Don’t remember guys like MJ or Kobe getting rejected BY A ROOKIE like that!

  4. m3dman3 - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    He can’t dribble with his left hand, defenses will start to force him there and he’ll turn it over every time. Another bust.

    • fatcamper - Dec 7, 2013 at 12:08 PM

      As a homer I see him playing the 2. I would be shocked if an NBA coaching staff couldn’t help a naturally gifted athlete like Vic gain some control with his left hand. That said, I just don’t think he is the PG of the future for Orlando, but he could make half of a very good back court depending where Orlando goes post Jameer.

  5. creek0512 - Dec 7, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    The only bust is you proclaiming Vic as one after one month in the NBA.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 - Dec 7, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Even as a Knicks fan I loved that.

  7. Mr. Wright 212 - Dec 7, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    We shot well once again, but the Magic have so many New Yorkers on their team, you almost think it’s an old Big East game, not the Orlando Magic of the NBA.

  8. themagicfanguy - Dec 7, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    That’s the type of athleticism that got him drafted.

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