Magic guard Victor Oladipo reportedly set to compete in All-Star dunk contest
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo has committed to take part next month in the slam dunk contest during All-Star Weekend, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.
Oladipo, who went into Wednesday night third on the Magic in scoring with a 16.3-point average, would not confirm the report to FOX Sports Florida’s Dante Marchitelli.
Yahoo Sources: The Greek Freak and Victor Oladipo are two of young stars committed to All-Star Slam Dunk contest. http://t.co/uHDD6HpFhn
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 21, 2015
The dunk contest is the final event of All-Star Saturday night on Feb. 14 at the Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Mason Plumlee of the Nets will also reportedly be a part of the competition.
Spoke with Victor about the slam dunk contest and he said, "The NBA handles that", so we'll wait to get official word.
— Dante Marchitelli (@DanteMagic) January 21, 2015
Oladipo participated in the Skills Challenge during last year’s festivities. The Magic have not been represented in the dunk contest since Dwight Howard in 2009.