Oladipo playfully nicknamed himself, ``SpongeBob’’ because he’s figuratively trying to be a sponge and soak up as much knowledge as possible. Oladipo said that while the Magic’s young players constantly tease the older players about their graying whiskers and their receding hairlines there is still a tremendous amount of respect coursing throughout the team. Oladipo thinks the Magic have just the right mix of young and old to be a solid team this season.
``The vets that we have have been very successful in this league. So us young guys, we’re trying to learn everything that we can from them,’’ Oladipo said. ``They might be 30 or so, but I feel like our vets have young souls. Big Baby (Davis), Jameer (Nelson), (Jason) Maxiell and Ronnie (Price) – all of those guys have young souls, They don’t act 30 and they don’t play like it either.
``We just want to win, and the vets are the same way,’’ Oladipo continued. ``I really think we gel really well. I just want to learn something from every guy on this team.’’