Life isn’t all about basketball for Victor Oladipo.
And, for the NBA players who have zero idea of what they’ll do after their playing careers are over, they should figure out what life will be like without basketball. There undoubtedly will be a time that comes where playing basketball will be out of the question.
Oladipo, the former Indiana Hoosiers guard who now plays for the Indiana Pacers, has an idea in mind for what’s next. He’s only 26 years old, but sports broadcasting may be in his future. He recently made an appearance during the NBA playoffs as a guest analyst for TNT.
While on NHL Network on Saturday, Oladipo was wearing a Washington Capitals jersey. He is originally from Upper Marlboro, Md. His full interview can be seen below.
Note: From around the 1:50 to 2:10 mark in the video, he talks about his potential future in broadcasting.
Victor Oladipo had to wait 5 years to become a star in the NBA but interviews like this on @NHLNetwork show that he's been preparing himself to handle every aspect of that spotlight much longer pic.twitter.com/FhzQAN8sV5
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) June 3, 2018
“It was a great experience on TNT. You know, I had a lot of fun. Obviously I went to Indiana and I got my degree in sports broadcasting and communications as well. So, I’m a little comfortable with the mic in my hands. It’s pretty fun to come out here and do this with you guys and then do that on TNT. Hopefully when my career’s over, we’ll see, I might have a future in it.”
Oladipo spent three seasons at Indiana before going to the NBA and getting drafted by the Orlando Magic No. 2 overall. He then spent three seasons with the Magic and another with the Oklahoma City Thunder before being traded to the Pacers.