Earlier this week, rising Orlando Magic star Victor Oladipo was in the house for the team's "Hoops for Hunger" initiative at a local elementary school. The program provides families in need with necessities like emergency food and hygiene products, but Oladipo went above and beyond with his actions, according to NBA.com.
When approached by a young autograph-seeking fan, the Jordan Brand-sponsored Oladipo actually unlaced one of his personalized sneakers and signed it for her. As if that wasn't generous enough, he did the same thing for one of the teachers, leaving him completely shoe-less and forcing him to direct his crew back to the car to retrieve a pair of slides.
"I just want to show the kids that I'm just like them. Yeah, I play in the NBA and I'm blessed with God-given abilities, but at the end of the day I was once their age, I had a dream to play in the NBA and I had to work hard for my dream to come true. I just came here to interact with the kids to show them that their dreams can come true too if they work hard," Oladipo said.
This guy gets it. Hopefully, Oladipo can arrange a replacement pair from Jordan Brand before the NBA season tips off next month.