Victor Oladipo is 21 years old. He does not need to worry about being carded anywhere (if that is the sort of thing he is in to… just be sure to include Maurice Harkless in your plans for the next year).
No, what Oladipo is probably worrying about is how his official NBA trading card comes out. He and the other rookies were posing for Panini for their official playing cards. And that, of course, leads to much hilarity.
Really the point of the day was to get your photo taken for your official NBA trading card. NBA.com put together a great photo gallery of all the rookies. Oladipo was rocking his blue No. 5 Magic jersey throughout the day and hamming it up with Zeller and the other rookies.
The NBA's Instagram feed became a revolving door of guests as the rookies hammedi t up for the camera and generally had fun during the rookie symposium day and photo shoot.
I like Oladipo for the Magic's ultimate frisbee team.
— NBA (@NBA) August 6, 2013
Indeed, it was a busy day for Oladipo. Seemed like he had a fun time with all the rookies.
In addition to the trading card photo shoot, the rookies took part in the annual rookie symposium which included a talk from former NBA player Chris Herren, whose career was derailed by drugs and bad decisions. Herren has become an inspirational speaker.
Amazing night with great group of NBA rookies couldn't be more impressed …
— CHRIS HERREN (@c_herren) August 7, 2013
Unsigned Magic draft pick Romero Osby was also there, but was not the focus of the cameras at the trading card shoot Tuesday.
Yes, Oladipo was a busy guy on the day he found out he will begin his career with the Magic in Indiana against the Pacers on Oct. 29.