By John Denton
Minutes after the Orlando Magic’s final preseason game on Friday night, veteran point guard Ronnie Price interrupted rookie Victor Oladipo’s playful singing throughout the locker room with a direct message.
Paraphrasing Price’s point, the veteran of eight NBA seasons pulled no punches in telling Oladipo that the frivolity of the preseason was over and the intensity of the regular season was about to ratchet up tenfold.
That message, of course, led Oladipo – a gifted singer who once belted out a song to Indiana University’s fanbase and also serenaded Magic season-ticketholders at an event last month – to put his feelings out there with a musical touch.
``I’m so excited … and I just can’t hide it,’’ bellowed Oladipo, mimicking the 1980s pop tune from The Pointer Sisters. ``I’m about to lose control and I think I like it.’’
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