Victor Oladipo is the Next Michael Jordan?

Victor OladipoThis is almost blasphemous for me to type as a basketball fan. However, with his impressive run this season at Indiana swingman Victor Oladipo is being called the next Michael Jordan.

Now let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We are talking about Michael Jeffrey Jordan the skinny kid from Wilmington who could leap out the gym and had a knack for scoring, who eventually became the six-time champion we all know. That’s who Victor Oladipo is being compared to.

Even Magic Johnson said “To me, he’s a combination of [Michael] Jordan and Dwyane Wade.”

Is the comparison fair?

He has the tools but what made Jordan great was his defensive tenacity and penchant to play, excuse me, EXCEL through pain. There have been many great scorers to play in the league: Vince Carter, Penny Hardaway, Kobe, Lebron, Durant. But there is a reason there is only and ever will be one Jordan.

Oladipo might look the part but Jordan told us, it isn’t as easy as it looks to be the next MJ:

photo credit: Indiana Public Media

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