Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo’s bonfides as an NBA All-Star have never been in question, but with his run on the Fox show The Masked Singer he has demonstrated his star power away from the hardwood as well.
MASKED SINGER VICTOR OLADIPO
Disguised as a fanciful costumed creation known as Thingamajig, Oladipo quickly became a judge favorite, with Nicole Scherzinger in particular being wowed by his smooth voice.
Oladipo advanced all the way to the singing competition’s semifinals while covering the Commodores’ “Easy,” Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow,” John Legend’s “Ordinary People,” and The Temptations’ classic “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.”
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Oladipo, who is still in the process of rehabbing from a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee last January, first flashed his vocal chops while on a basketball scholarship at Indiana University. At a preseason fan event known as Hoosier Hysteria he nailed Usher’s “You Got it Bad” with his teammates acting as backup dancers.