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Victor Oladipo's top priority may be basketball, but that hasn't stopped the Indiana
Pacers guard from pursuing another passion: singing. Before the 2016-17 season kicked off, Complex's Russ Bengtson spoke with Oladipo about his plans to potentially release a record to showcase his voice in a more formal setting. After his rendition of "I Believe I Can Fly" went viral last year, the baller makes his official R&B debut with "Song For You."
Oladipo pays homage to the Donny Hathaway
classic with the soulful piano ballad, adding a new verse to give the song his own modern flair. V.O. proves he has the vocal chops to bring "Song For You
" to life, a product of being brought up singing in church.
"She said it wasn't her first rodeo / So I took her shopping on Rodeo / Beamer, Benz and Bentley she wasn't impressed / So I had to show her the S on my chest," he sings. "I showed her I was simple / I admitted I was sinful / Showing off, guess that's what you get for showing off / 'Cause now I'm singing this song, song to you / Singing this song so true."
More music from Oladipo is on the way before his 2017-2018 season kicks off in Indiana, where he launched his basketball career for the Hoosiers
and led them to two Sweet Sixteen appearances. Take a listen below: