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Orlando Welcomes Oladipo & Osby

2013 June 28
by Adam Papageorgiou


Romero Osby gets acclimated with his new #24 Magic jersey and his locker.

Romero Osby gets acclimated with his #24 Magic jersey and Amway Center locker.

In a press conference room that was packed to the brim and bustling with anticipation, the Orlando Magic introduced to the basketball world its newest members in Victor Oladipo and Romero Osby. Obviously much of the attention was for the #2 pick Oladipo and his enthusiasm radiated towards each audience member. ‘Dipo and ‘Ro’ each know how to provide a mix of serious demeanor with eloquent responses to questions. These gentlemen are ready to hit the gym pronto…right after catching up on some much-needed sleep after both I’m sure will want to recover from the hectic Draft process. Enjoy a variety of fun moments including Hennigan bashing Oladipo’s offense as a freshman.

Among  the bloggers and journalists present, fellow Magic men Nikola Vucevic and Maurice Harkless were seated and listening intently to their two new teammates. CEO Alex Martins and Chairman Dan DeVos were sprinkled in to the crowd along side the families and associates of Oladipo and Osby.

Click below to view the remainder of the press conference.



Victor didn’t break out in song but that didn’t prevent Hennigan and Coach Vaughn from singing their praises for both men. I just wish Oladipo would have showed up with his Google Glass wear. Maybe in Summer League. It’s probably just me, but I just know I’m going to slip and call Osby ‘Ricky Romero’. I sense it. After the presser, both draft picks interacted with fans participating in Orlando’s ‘Fantasy Basketball Camp’ as well as getting involved in more radio interviews.


Adam Papageorgiou runs Orlando Magic Greek and is a proud MBO contributor. 

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