Victor Oladipo Impresses, but Magic Lose Preseason Opener to Pelicans

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Victor Oladipo Impresses, but Magic Lose Preseason Opener to Pelicans
Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

JACKSONVILLE — Butterflies swirled inside Victor Oladipo's stomach as tipoff approached Wednesday night. He was about to make his NBA preseason debut, and as he stretched at center court before the national anthem, he saw Julius Erving, Rick Barry, George Gervin, Artis Gilmore and David Thompson sitting in the front row. You never could've guessed that Oladipo felt nervous or that he's a rookie learning to play point guard.

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