Jan 8, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (0) has a dunk attempt blocked by Orlando Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo (5) at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Oladipo Block Demolishes Damian Lillard (Video)

The Orlando Magic may have lost to the Portland Trailblazers last night, but rookie Victor Oladipo gave them plenty of hope for the future. After Arron Afflalo couldn’t handle a Victor Oladipo entry pass, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum ran out on the fast break, with Oladipo as the only line of defense. A sure two points were quickly erased as Oladipo stayed home and erased a Damian Lillard dunk attempt. Check out the Victor Oladipo block video below:

This wasn’t some lucky play. Oladipo’s defense is his calling card and he averages 0.7 blocks per game, an incredible rate for a nominal point guard. Of course in typical Magic fashion, this highlight was surrounded by two poor plays. Arron Afflalo followed his turnover up with a weak lay-up attempt that was sent back by Batum.

This wasn’t the first highlight block of Oladipo’s career. In December he took on Carmelo Anthony and emerged on top. He’s developing a reputation of not backing down from even the biggest starts and it is clear that the Magic have a gem on their hands.

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